Into the Field: Birding in Demuth Park

Past Event

Take a walk in Demuth Park, a great local birding spot, with an expert birder. This casual birding experience will highlight some of the native and migratory species that make their way through the Palm Springs area. This is a great walk for beginning birders to learn about what they might find right in their own backyard.

This walk is guided by Phil Parker. Phil has a Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology from California Lutheran College. His goal was to work with animals as a vocation, however, life had other plans and Phil became a police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department. After four years with Los Angeles Police, Phil moved to Palm Springs Police Department and spent 23 years with them. Phil retired from Palm Springs Police Department in 2010. Phil is excited about getting back to his original love of the study of nature, specifically birds. He provides bird walks and tours at Sunnylands, is a co-editor of the Desert Cities Bird Club newsletter, participates in many local bird walks and Christmas Bird Counts, and has even been known to plan vacations around birding. Phil also teaches natural resources courses at College Of the Desert which includes a lab that takes students to various locations around the Coachella Valley.

This event does not take place at Sunnylands Center & Gardens.
A waiver is required for all off-site trips and may be found here: offsite birding waiver. The waiver will be collected at the park.

Participants will meet at: Demuth Park
4200 E. Mesquite Ave.
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Please park in the central parking lot near the snack bar (we will meet near the restrooms).

Closed-toe shoes, hat, sunscreen, and water are essential. Binoculars, camera, snacks are optional. Please dress comfortably.

Fee: $25 per participant.
Purchase tickets HERE.

For information, please contact 760.202.2234 or