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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Updates for folks who attended recent outings and presentations

Updates for folks who attended recent outings and presentations, Sonoma Land Trust, Solano Land Trust and Trione - Annadel State Park.   

Greetings everyone, we've had such good events the last couple of weeks we wanted to thank everyone for coming out, Trione - Annadel presentation a couple weeks back, Sonoma Land Trust presentation a week ago, Lynch Canyon Open Space raptor tour a couple weeks ago, and Skaggs Island raptor tour a week ago....

I wanted to personally thank you all for coming out, January 26th at Skaggs Island was great with Merlin's and Coopers Hawks, an elusive  Great-horned Owl to top it off, also saw lots of Red-tailed Hawks, Harriers, Kites and a handful of Kestrels.... On January 11th Lynch Canyon it was an incredible outing with multiple Rough-legged Hawks, a Golden and a Bald Eagle, lots of Red-tailed Hawks, Harriers, Kestrels and a few Kites.

We have a Few more dates coming up, please check the dates and events below with the webpages for Sonoma Land Trust, Solano Land Trust as well as Madrone Audubon. Also will follow up here on this page with some Silhouettes and Identification photos... soon, sorry super busy at the day job.


February 8th Saturday 9am to Noon, part of the Bay Area Flyway Festival presents; Baylands Sears Point Wetlands, San Pablo Bay Wildlife Refuge, Sonoma Land Trust, Over-Wintering Raptor Tour and Tidal Restoration walk.  


February 9th, Sunday, 10am to 1:30/2pm, part of Bay Area Flyway Festival presents; Lynch Canyon Open Space, Over-wintering Raptor Education and Identification with Solano Land Trust, (Public Guided Hike) Go to Solano Land Trust website for details.


February 16th, 10am to 2pm, Skaggs Island, San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge, with Sonoma Land Trust, Over-wintering Raptor Education and Identification, (guided public outing details at Sonoma Land Trust website)


2020 Lower Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge - Butte Valley Wildlife Area, a West County Hawkwatch Annual Expedition, March 1st to 4th; 1 day up, 2 days there, 1 day back, email Larry at northcoastraptor@gmail.com for details;
lots of planning and logistics for this event.


March 7th, 10am to 2pm Rush Ranch Open Space, Solano Land Trust, Power Point Presentation and Hawk Hike. Raptor Identification Slideshow program, snacks, hike the property and Suisun hills. Announcement’s on Solano Land Trust website.


March 8th , 10am to 2pm, Skaggs Island, San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge,
 with Sonoma Land Trust, Over-wintering Raptor Education and Identification, 
(member outing Go to Sonoma Land Trust website for details)


April 20th, 7pm to 8:30pm Madrone Audubon Society West County Hawkwatch 2020 Winter Season Close, Slide Show on seasonal highlights, identification hints, as well as where to go to see birds of prey. Details on Madrone Audubon website.



The Solano Land Trust the events have no limit on attendance. 

Same with Madrone Audubon there has been no limits on attendance base.

For Sonoma Land Trust, events often have limits to 20 attendees and most book early, via membership announcements. Sometimes people book early then cancel and openings happen. Hence signing up for the waitlist is a great way to gain access to these popular outings. Even if outing is booked, if you are interested sign up on wait list and possibly you'll be able to attend.


For Sonoma Land Trust events go to their webpage: sonomalandtrust.org


For Solano Land Trust go to their webpage: solanolandtrust.org
Home > Events > Birds of Prey  solanolandtrust.org/events/birds-of-prey


For Madrone Audubon Society check their webpage: www.madroneaudubon.org


For more info, updates and resources check out these pages:
West County HawkWatch Raptor Research Group (WCHW)
SF Bay Area & the Lower Klamath Basin.
official Web page www.westcountyhawkwatch.com 



Jenner Headlands Hawk Migration Project / Jenner Bald Eagle Group 
Jenner Hawkwatch on Facebook  www.facebook.com/JennerHawkwatch
Jenner Hawkwatch Message board headlandhawks-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
Jenner Bald Eagles Group on Facebook www.facebook.com/JennerBaldEagles
Copyright 2019 - 2020 West County Hawkwatch Raptor Research Group
L. Broderick always available 24/7/365 @ 707-791-0335




Sunday, January 19, 2020

Trione - Annadel update fro those who attended the program last Thrusday

So we had a little technical difficulty last week with our Presentation for Trione-Annadel State Park Group and we could not get the PowerPoint going, as mentioned during the make shift presentation, here are the silhouettes we talked about, feel free to download, print or share. Learning Raptor Identification is tricky, learning each Species is part of a Genus, those Genus are represented in these Silhouettes.

Genus is a generic term used in the classification of living organisms or binomial nomenclature. For instance, In the contexts of botany, genus is a taxonomic group that classifies more than one species of plants that are closely related in characteristics.

So for Birds of Prey; Family, Genus, Species would be for instance;

Family = Accipitridae (Hawks and Eagles), 
Genus = Eagles (Aquila), 
Species = Golden Eagle (Chrysaetos)

Below are silhouettes of Genus's of North American Birds of Prey.
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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Updated; hikes, walks, outings and presentations. West County Hawkwatch 2020

 



 
 Jan 11th  Saturday, 10am to 1:30/2pm Lynch Canyon Open Space, with Solano Land Trust,
Over-wintering Raptor Education and Identification.
(Public Guided Hike) Go to Solano Land Trust website for details.
 
Jan 16th Thursday Night 6pm to 7:30pm Santa Rosa, Trione-Annadel State Park, limited to Park volunteers and Staff of Sonoma State Historic Park and Trione-Annadel Staff and volunteers. Raptor Identification and Natural history with rare local updates presentation.
 
 
Jan 26th 10am to 2pm, Skaggs Island, San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge,
with Sonoma Land Trust, Over-wintering Raptor Education and Identification,
(Public guided outing) Go to Sonoma Land Trust for details
 

Feb 8th 9am to Noon Sears Point Wetlands San Pablo Bay Wildlife Refuge with Sonoma Land Trust, Pacific Fly Festival “themed” Raptor walk, easy no hills!  Public Event
 
Feb 9th, Sunday, 10am to 1:30/2pm, part of Bay Are Flyway Festival  Lynch Canyon Open Space, with Solano Land Trust, Over-wintering Raptor Education and Identification.
 (Public Guided Hike) Go to Solano Land Trust website for details.
 
 
February 16th, 10am to 2pm, Skaggs Island, San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge,
with Sonoma Land Trust, 10am 2pm, Over-wintering Raptor Education and Identification,
(Still working details on member vs guided public outing) Go to Sonoma Land Trust for details.
 
March 7th, 10am to 2pm Rush Ranch Open Space, Solano Land Trust, Power Point Presentation and Hawk Hike. Raptor Identification Slideshow program, hike around the property and Suisun hills. Announcement’s on Solano Land Trust website.
 
March 8th , 10am to 2pm, Skaggs Island, San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge,
with Sonoma Land Trust, 10am 2pm, Over-wintering Raptor Education and Identification,
(Still working details on member vs guided public outing) Go to Sonoma Land Trust for details
 
2020 Lower Klamath Basin, Annual Expedition, 1 day up, 2 days there, 1 day back, email northcoastraptor@gmail.com for details, lots of planning and logistics for this event.
 

2020 Madrone Audubon Presentation, Raptor ID and Natural History presentation, Evening Class,  April, Announcement coming soon.
 
The Solano Land Trust the events have no limit on attendance, same with Madrone, there has been no limits on attendance base.  

For Sonoma Land Trust events go to their webpage: sonomalandtrust.org
Go to outings page: https://sonomalandtrust.org/outings
 
For Solano Land Trust go to their webpage: solanolandtrust.org  
Home > Events > Birds of Prey  solanolandtrust.org/events/birds-of-prey
 

For Madrone Audubon Society check their webpage: www.madroneaudubon.org  
 

For more info, updates and resources check out these pages:
 
West County HawkWatch Raptor Research Group (WCHW) 
SF Bay Area & the Lower Klamath Basin
official Web page www.westcountyhawkwatch.com 
on Facebook  www.facebook.com/WestCountyHawkWatch
on Google Blogger  http://westcountyhawkwatch.blogspot.com 

 
Jenner Headlands Hawk Migration Project / Jenner Bald Eagle Group 
Jenner Hawkwatch on Facebook  www.facebook.com/JennerHawkwatch
Jenner Hawkwatch Message board headlandhawks-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
Jenner Bald Eagles Group on Facebook www.facebook.com/JennerBaldEagles

 
                        Larry Broderick  707-791-0335, talk, text, message...

Raptor / Conservation page:  

Copyright 2017 West County Hawkwatch Raptor Research Group

L. Broderick always available 24/7/365 @ 707-791-0335
 

Friday, November 29, 2019

More Dates, Outings and Events... West County Hawkwatch into 2020

                  Upcoming West County Hawkwatch 

Hikes, outings, walks, events and presentations 2019 2020

 Birds of Prey observation and identification tours along with educational programs.


call Larry Broderick at 707-791-0335
or email Larry at northcoastraptor@gmail.com





Nov 23rd Saturday, 10am to 1:30/2pm Lynch Canyon Open Space, with Solano Land Trust, Over-wintering Raptor Education and Identification.


 (Public Guided Hike) Go to Solano Land Trust website for details.
Dec 7th, Saturday, 10am to 2pm, Estero Americano, with Sonoma Land Trust, Migration and Over-wintering Raptor Education and Identification (Public Guided Hike) Go to Sonoma Land Trust website for details.

Dec 8th Sunday, 10am to 2pm Rush Ranch Open Space, Solano Land Trust, Birds of Prey Education Day and Hawk Hike. Short Raptor ID and Rare Hawks power point program, Birds of Prey on display from Suisun Wildlife Center, brief hike around the property. Announcement’s on Solano Land Trust website.



Jan 11th  Saturday, 10am to 1:30/2pm Lynch Canyon Open Space, with Solano Land Trust, Over-wintering Raptor Education and Identification.


 (Public Guided Hike) Go to Solano Land Trust website for details.


Jan 16th Thursday Night 6pm to 7:30pm Santa Rosa, Trione-Annadel State Park, (limited to Park volunteers & Staff of Sonoma State Historic Park and Trione-Annadel Staff &  volunteers.) Raptor Identification & Natural history with rare local updates presentation.





Susana de Trapaga  



Jan 26th 10am to 2pm, Skaggs Island, San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge, with Sonoma Land Trust, 10am 2pm, Over-wintering Raptor Education and Identification, (Still working details on member vs guided public outing)
Go to Sonoma Land Trust website for details.


February 9th, Sunday, 10am to 1:30/2pm, part of Bay Area Flyway Festival presents Lynch Canyon Open Space, Over-wintering Raptor Education and Identification with Solano Land Trust, (Public Guided Hike) 
Go to Solano Land Trust website for details.





February 16th, 10am to 2pm, Skaggs Island, San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge, with Sonoma Land Trust, Over-wintering Raptor Education and Identification, (still working out details on member vs guided public outing) details at Sonoma Land Trust website.



March 7th, 10am to 2pm Rush Ranch Open Space, Solano Land Trust, Power Point Presentation and Hawk Hike. Raptor Identification Slideshow program, snacks, hike around the property and Suisun hills. Announcement’s on Solano Land Trust website.




March 8th , 10am to 2pm, Skaggs Island, San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge, with Sonoma Land Trust, Over-wintering Raptor Education and Identification, (Still working out details on member vs guided public outing) Go to Sonoma Land Trust website for details.



April 20th, 7pm to 8:30pm Madrone Audubon Society West County Hawkwatch 2020 Winter Season Close, Slide Show with seasonal highlights, identification help as well as help on where to go to see regional birds of prey. Details are at Madrone Audubon website.

2020 Lower Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge - Butte Valley Wildlife Area, a West County Hawkwatch Annual Expedition, Either late February or early March, 1 day up, 2 days there, 1 day back, email Larry at northcoastraptor@gmail.com for details, lots of planning and logistics for this event.



The Solano Land Trust the events have no limit on attendance.

Same with Madrone Audubon there has been no limits on attendance base.

For The Wildlands Conservancy and Sonoma Land Trust, events often have limits of 15 to 20 attendees and most a booked early, via membership announcements. Sometimes people book early then cancel and openings happen. Hence signing up for the waitlist is a great way to gain access to these popular outings. Even if outing is booked, if you are interested sign up on wait list and possibly you'll be able to attend.

For The Wildlands Conservancy events go to their webpage: www.wildlandsconservancy.org

under online calendar & registration; located under specific locations (Jenner Headlands Preserve or Estero Americano Coastal Preserve) open registration starts  a couple weeks before a selected event.

For Sonoma Land Trust events go to their webpage: sonomalandtrust.org
Go to outings page: https://sonomalandtrust.org/outings


For Solano Land Trust go to their webpage: solanolandtrust.org
Home click,  Events click, Birds of Prey  solanolandtrust.org/events/birds-of-prey


For Madrone Audubon Society check their webpage: www.madroneaudubon.org  


For more info, updates and resources check out these pages: 

West County HawkWatch Raptor Research Group (WCHW) 
SF Bay Area & the Lower Klamath Basin
 
official Web page www.westcountyhawkwatch.com 
 
 

 
Jenner Headlands Hawk Migration Project / Jenner Bald Eagle Group 
 
Jenner Hawkwatch on Facebook  www.facebook.com/JennerHawkwatch
 
Jenner Hawkwatch Message board headlandhawks-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
 
Jenner Bald Eagles Group on Facebook www.facebook.com/JennerBaldEagles
 
Larry Broderick  707-791-0335, talk, text, message...
Raptor / Conservation page:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/lawrence-broderick-99695336


Susana de Trapaga 


Copyright 2019 - 2020 West County Hawkwatch Raptor Research Group

L. Broderick always available 24/7/365 @ 707-791-0335