2020 Sierra Bighorn Field Trips Announced

2020 Sierra Bighorn Field Trips Announced -Pre-registration required, space limited

Winter to early spring is the best time of year for viewing endangered Sierra bighorn before they retreat to higher elevations. These animals are difficult to see and there are only  about 600 in the world, all in the Sierra Nevada. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Foundation provide free public field trips to view Sierra bighorn.

Tentative dates for 2020 are February 5, March 2, and April 18. Pre-registration required, space limited.
Meet at 9:00 AM in the Bishop CDFW parking lot, 787 N. Main St. (Cottonwood Grove Shopping Center, behind El Pollo Loco). Be dressed for the weather and in sturdy footwear. Sun protection is highly recommended. Bring binoculars or scopes if you have them. We will try to carpool from the office as much as possible, and vehicles that can be driven off pavement are preferred but not required.

Field trips are usually concluded by noon, and typically involve very little walking. Pre-registration to [email protected] is required as space is limited and field trips are weather and bighorn dependent. RSVP as soon as possible if you would like to join us, or email with questions.
Contact: Cody Massing Environmental Scientist Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Recovery Program
California Department of Fish & Wildlife  Bishop, CA(760) 873-3260.


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Rick O'Brien
Rick O'Brien
3 years ago

You can view them year round at the Bighorn Campground (formerly known as ‘The Elbow”) right offf of Lucky Boy pass Road in Nevada ,about 20 miles from Hawthorne . Lucky Boy is maintained by the County, so the dirt road is in very good condition and any passenger vehicle… Read more »