Chirp Nature Center in Big Bear
Nestled in the San Bernardino National Forest, Big Bear is unlike any other place in Southern California. Many people come to Big Bear to reconnect with nature by leaving big cities behind and spending time in our quiet mountain town. Exploring the hiking trails and catching glimpses of our large variety of wildlife is the best way to take advantage of Big Bear’s natural beauty. Deer, squirrels, bunnies and more can be spotted along the trails but don’t forget to look up! There are so many different types of incredible birds that can be spotted here in Big Bear and Chirp Nature Center is a great place to start!
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Chirp Nature Center offers free in-person bird walks that take you on an educational walk along bird hotspots. The walk will start at Chirp Nature Center and last approximately 1.5 hours. Refreshments will be provided, free of charge, upon return to the center. Can’t make it to the bird walk but still want to participate? Chirp offers virtual bird walks as well. These online presentations last around 30 mins and take you along the trails virtually while you learn fun facts about wild birds. Another free event that Chirp offers are their expert bird talks. Take advantage of viewing a presentation by noteworthy authors, scientists and naturalists. Many different nature topics will be covered and are interactive! At the end of each presentation you will be given an opportunity to ask any questions you may have and a chance to win free prizes. To stay informed on these events, subscribe to their email list at chirpforbirds.com or follow them on one of their social media platforms.
Welcome to Breathtaking Views! A custom built home located in the prestigious Ironwood Estates neighborhood and a short walk to the Village! Once inside you will notice from all North facing windows, this home lives up to its name. With an unobstructed view of the Pine Knot Marina, you will have the best seat in the house to one of Southern California’s best fireworks displays! To the right of the entrance is the Master Suite, with a King bed, large flatscreen TV, spacious ensuite restroom with dual sinks, soaking tub with jets and the master has a gas log fireplace. You can gain upper deck access from the master, there is a bistro style pub table to sit and enjoy the beautiful view. Head up to the living area. With vaulted ceilings and an open floor plan, the modern decor and spacious area provide an inviting place to gather with friends and family. Get cozy in front of the wood burning fireplace and relax on the oversized leather sofa. Enjoy your favorite show on the large flatscreen TV. You have upper deck access from both the family room area and the dining room which also provides an amazing view!
- Bedrooms: 3
- Baths: 3
- Occupancy: 14
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This 7 bedroom, 4.5 bath, 5500 sq. ft. three story Big Bear Cabin is a Mountain Masterpiece! Custom finishes, gourmet kitchen, multiple decks, and stunning lake views, as well as ideal location for walking to the Village, lake or Alpine Slide. MAIN / UPPER LEVEL Enter through the top level and into the main living space with vaulted wood ceilings and double-sided wood burning fireplace. The cozy living room features a main sitting area in front of the fireplace for gathering to share stories and laughs with family and friends. The corner nook is set up for TV viewing with a flat screen, DirecTV, Roku, and Blu-Ray player. Just on the other side of the fireplace is a dining table fit for a king! Step into the gourmet kitchen with expansive stone counters, lake views, stainless steel appliances including gas stovetop, double wall oven, microwave, dishwasher, coffee pot, and toaster oven. Turn on your favorite cooking show or music channel on the smart TV and Roku and get inspired for your next meal. The upper level covered deck boasts breath-taking lake views, table and chairs, and propane barbecue.
- Bedrooms: 7
- Baths: 4.5
- Occupancy: 16
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If you are looking for property that has it all, then Grand Views is where you will want to stay! This luxury home has a private movie theater, hot tub, game tables, seven bedrooms, is located close to The Village and of course, the views! This breathtaking, three story Big Bear Cabin has been crafted with the finest materials for a luxury experience in the mountains. The main floor great room features knotty pine cathedral ceiling, wood burning fireplace, hardwood floors, log accents and large sliding glass doors leading out to the deck overlooking the lake, town and valley below. The living room area has an oversized sofa for the family to gather in front of the fireplace and large flat screen TV with cable access. Two dining areas offer flexibility with meals as well as additional seating at the natural log breakfast bar. The gourmet kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel appliances, gas stove top, double oven, microwave, and dishwasher. Down the hall you will find the laundry room, half bathroom and garage with parking, great for winter months. The large back deck stretches the full width of the cabin with a hot tub and natural gas barbecue to enjoy while admiring the views and taking in the fresh mountain air.
- Bedrooms: 7
- Baths: 6.5
- Occupancy: 16
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Chirp Nature Center also has a large variety of supplies to start or fuel your bird hobby. Their beginner bird feeding kits provide everything you need to begin and are perfect for those who are just tapping into birding. Bird baths, feeders, houses, and seeds can also be found within the aisles or online. Pick up one of their guides and books for a ton of information and facts regarding the birds that live within Big Bear and even the ones that dont. Don’t forget to check out the Squirrel feeders and butterfly feeders for a great way to view other critters from the comfort of your own home. Chirp Nature Center is definitely a necessary stop when visiting Big Bear. Located at 578 Bonanza Trail, their doors are open 7 days a week from 10am to 6pm so stop by and experience bird watching like never before!
Chirp Nature Center, located in Big Bear Lake’s West Village
578 Bonanza Trail Big Bear Lake California 92315
You can visit their website chirpforbirds.com or give them a call 888-412-4477