Bird Watching

Watch, listen, see

Easy, even for a beginner

Baja California is a region exploding with natural wonders. If you love birding, nature and conservation, Rancho La Bellota, a 2,800-acre Certified Land Managed Unit for Wildlife Conservation (UMA), will feel like your own protected haven.

Here at the Ranch, birding can be easy, even for a beginner. There is the resident owl that occupies the knot hole of the big oak tree opposite the barn. And, as you walk along the many scenic hiking trials, the unique habitat of the surrounding canyon gives way to vegetation that is sparse and open, so birds are quite visible.

Rich with flowers, the landscape springs to life following a rainfall, and Costa’s hummingbirds and hooded orioles can be found partaking in their rich nectar. California quail and roadrunners scurry along the openings between tangles of brush. Hawks, turkey vultures, swifts and the occasional eagle can be seen circling overhead.

Baja California is a part of Mexico but is has a greater connection with California biologically. Bring binoculars and a bird book for North America. It won’t include everything, but you won’t be disappointed. Don’t forget your pocket camera. It will come in handy to record your sightings, which you can then use as art inspiration when you are back at the Ranch.

Easy, even for a beginner

Baja California is a region exploding with natural wonders. If you love birding, nature and conservation, Rancho La Bellota, a 2,800-acre Certified Land Managed Unit for Wildlife Conservation (UMA), will feel like your own protected haven.

Here at the Ranch, birding can be easy, even for a beginner. There is the resident owl that occupies the knot hole of the big oak tree opposite the barn. And, as you walk along the many scenic hiking trials, the unique habitat of the surrounding canyon gives way to vegetation that is sparse and open, so birds are quite visible.

Rich with flowers, the landscape springs to life following a rainfall, and Costa’s hummingbirds and hooded orioles can be found partaking in their rich nectar. California quail and roadrunners scurry along the openings between tangles of brush. Hawks, turkey vultures, swifts and the occasional eagle can be seen circling overhead.

Baja California is a part of Mexico but is has a greater connection with California biologically. Bring binoculars and a bird book for North America. It won’t include everything, but you won’t be disappointed. Don’t forget your pocket camera. It will come in handy to record your sightings, which you can then use as art inspiration when you are back at the Ranch.

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