News Release

For Release:  October 18, 2007                                                        
Contact:  Stephen Razo 951-697-5217; email:

National Monument Designated as Globally Important Bird Area

The Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument was recently designated as a Globally Important Bird Area by the American Bird Conservancy. This designation is due to the large number of species of special interest found within the monument. Among the resident or breeding bird species of interest included on the American Bird Conservancy’s Green List are: White-headed Woodpecker, California Thrasher, Gray Vireo, and Mountain Quail.

Information about the flora and fauna of the monument can be obtained at the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center, 51500 Highway 74 in Palm Desert, about 4 miles south of Highway 111, or call (760) 862-9984.


California Desert District Office – 22835 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553