The Golden Gate Raptor Observatory coordinates volunteers to monitor and track the autumn raptor migration over the Marin Headlands. Choose a program below to learn more about the GGRO’s research programs.

Hawkwatch >>
Volunteer hawkwatchers count migrating raptors from Hawk Hill in the Marin Headlands.

Raptor Banding >>
Volunteer banders catch and band hawks in the Marin Headlands at the GGRO.

Radiotelemetry Program >>
Volunteer radiotrackers closely monitor movements of a hawk caught in the Marin Headlands during autumn migration and fitted with a radio transmitter.

GSM Tracking >>
A new type of transmitter allows hawk movement to be tracked using GPS and GSM (cell phone) technologies.