The popular bird-watching tours at Eastern Municipal Water District’s San Jacinto wetlands will begin in late October with a pair of new guides who have lengthy experience as avid birders.
Rosedith Marx and Joyce Schwartz will lead the free tours, which will take place on the fourth Saturday of each month at the 60-acre wetlands, adjacent to the San Jacinto Valley Regional Water Reclamation Facility.
The tours begin this Saturday, Oct. 26, and will run through April 26. The tours begin at 8 a.m. and last approximately two hours.
“Rosedith and Joyce are natural fits to take over and offer a new perspective on the tours,” EMWD Education Specialist Malea Ortloff said. “They are knowledgeable, engaging and will quickly put their personal touch on these delightful excursions.”
More than 120 species of native and migratory birds call the wetlands their permanent or temporary home throughout the year. Different species of birds are present at different times of the year, depending on migratory patterns.
The wetlands are located at 770 N. Sanderson Ave., San Jacinto. Gates open for tours at 7:45 a.m. and will close promptly at 8:05 a.m. for security purposes.
Closed-toed shoes are required and guests may bring both video and still cameras, binoculars and other viewing devices. Water bottles are permitted on site. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Groups of five-or-more are required to call ahead for reservations. For reservations or more information, please call 951-928-3777, ext. 4405.