West County Hawkwatch 2017 Event dates are listed below on the right. More dates coming soon. We are a North Bay Area, (Ca.) group bringing attention to North American Birds of Prey and the threats they face. We provide Identification and Education Programs, Hikes, Tours and ID Workshops. We also monitor encroachment of wind turbines into the North Bay, we do Nest Site protection, Raptor Migration counts, Studies and Documentation. Donations received fund youth Educational and Book Programs.
Peregrine Falcon Kills Duck Midair. Falconry is the age old practice of hunting with raptors. Sheldon Nicolle is an enthusiast of the sport who came up with a nifty trick to give us all a bird's eye view of the action. He has fastened a small light weight camera to the back of his peregrine falcon, Dora. On the hunt, we see Dora successfully kill a duck. For more footage of Dora please see Sheldon's youtube channel below and subscribe.