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 just over 500 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 2018 are February 2 and April 21, dates in March TBD.
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 is required as space is limited and field trips are weather and road condition dependent.
RSVP as soon as possible if you would like to join us, or email with questions.
Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Recovery Program
California Department of Fish & Wildlife