Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary's legacy began in 1929, when Benjamin and Dorothy Tucker first welcomed visitors to their bird observation porch in the Santa Ana Mountains. Today, our visitors continue to enjoy the Wildlife Sanctuary with its diverse native habitats, abundant wildlife, and over 85 species of birds. Family-friendly walking trails, wildlife observation areas, a seasonal creek, and picnic areas provide opportunities for guests to explore Orange County’s natural environment.
Voted one of Orange County’s best birding sites, this rural canyon setting has become a favorite spot for photographers and birders alike. We offer a variety of public and school programs, research opportunities, and nature-oriented special events.
Owned and operated by the Natural Science and Mathematics Department of California State University, Fullerton Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary serves as a field research center for college-level students from various disciplines including: biology, hydrology, geology, botany, astronomy, entomology, landscape art, environmental studies, teacher education and more. Tucker also promotes science and environmental education for younger students and the general public. We offer field trip opportunities for public and private K – 12 schools, group tours for organizations such as the Scouts, and weekend programs and special events for the community.
Our Mission Statement
Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary has a dual mission – to support science and environmental education and to act as a sanctuary for the preservation of the local native habitat and wildlife.
Tucker Hours 9am-4pm Tuesday thru Sunday. 714 649-2760
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