Wednesday night raptor zoom....
Jenner Headlands Preserve, meet at JVC 9:45
Fall Migration Guided Raptor Hike
West Coast Hawkwatch public FB page, go, like, see hawks ..... thanks
Bay Day Raptor Walk at San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge 1pm 10-7-23
Come out and find some hawks and birds with me and explore the Sears Point wetlands, Dickson & Baylands units along San Pablo Bay National wildlife refuge…
This Saturday 1pm, right off Highway 37 on Reclamation Road. Nice leisurely, slow paced walk, incredible views, fun people, great birds..
Fall migration is on, keep your naturalist vibe strong…… 🙏🍁🦅🦉🍂🙏
Click link below to register.... thanks!https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bay-day-raptor-walk-at-san-pablo-bay-national-wildlife-refuge-1pm-10-7-23-tickets-716203633347?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=wsa&aff=ebdsshwebmobile
January 14, Saturday, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sears Point Wetlands aka Baylands/Dickson Ranch (Directions below)
Leader: Larry Broderick
Education walk and Birds of Prey tour. At the stoplight and intersection of SR 37 and Lakeville Highway/ Reclamation Road, turn onto Reclamation Road, go approximately 1/4 mile south to the parking lot on your left. We’ll meet at Sears Point Trail head on Reclamation Road at 10:00 a.m. Follow signs from the parking lot to the Trail head. We’ll walk and tour the area until 10am to 1 p.m., depending on what we see. We’ll walk Dickson trail, Elliot trail and possibly the Baylands trail. We’ll discuss the wetlands restoration project and the importance of wetlands as we look for raptors, other birds and wildlife. Focus on Raptor Identification and beginning, novice birding.
Questions: (707) 791-0335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up and for more info.
Sonoma Land Trust, Raptor Hike, 9.25.2022 Estero Americano.
Heavily fogged out day, overcast, cool, Day
A few Red-tailed Hawks, A Kestrel or two, and distant Harriers, from 10am to roughly noon, then we a had a Sharp-shined hawk down by the water as things started clearing, 12:30 A coyote, King Fisher, Snowy and Great Egrets, Great-blue Heron... not seeing a lot of hawks!
Then we headed back about 1pm, as we stared the hiking back up the service road and the sky's cleared up a bit, just enough to see a close Harrier, a Red-tailed Hawk and a Kestrel.... Then off on the eastern flank of the coastal hill, we noticed a Coopers Hawk tussling with a Harrier and the Kestrel flew over to strafe them both, suddenly another Harrier appeared, a Peregrine showed up an adult Red-tailed Hawk flew over us, A juvenile Red-tailed hawk appeared on the coastal hill, as all this was going on the fog started getting thick again... and then obscured and almost colorless, a interesting buteo appeared. photos below at very bottom of this post (juvenile Swainson Hawk) we studied its form and were 90% sure of the SWHA ID, photos later would confirm ..
below some of the raptors we saw....
Come out see some hawks, learn raptor identification, birds of prey natural history and have fun! Sign up with link below. Sunday October 9th
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