Anza-Borrego 101- The Bighorn Sheep Count

Posted by Adventure 16 | 01.11.2017

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest state park in California, with over 620,000 acres. The Park features stunning washes, palm groves, cacti and dramatic vistas. Over five hundred miles of dirt roads, free backcountry camping, and a thousand square miles of open hiking provide visitors with an unparalleled opportunity to experience the wonders of the California desert.


Join longtime Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Volunteer Sheep Counter Phil Roullard for a presentation on the signature animal of San Diego’s backyard desert: the Peninsular Bighorn Sheep. After a brief introduction to the species, Phil will talk about the experience that goes along with counting sheep in the desert heat of the 4th of July weekend.

Wednesday, May 23: A16 San Diego Store


Phil Roullard is an ABF Member and longtime supporter. He has been doing the count since 1991, with ten of those years at the Lower Hellhole site with Callie.

When not counting sheep, Phil is semi-retired and works part-time at Famosa slough in Point Loma with their invasive plant removal and native plant restoration projects.

Phil is a photographer and volunteers at the Nat in the entomology department. Using stacking photography to photograph insects, he just helped complete a project photographing butterflies from Baja to be used in a brochure.   He has done photographic and video projects that the California Native Plant Society uses in their publications and as an intro to their organization.