May 3, 2018

9:30 am-12:30 pm

Audience: Groups, Adults, High School Students, Staff, Middle School Students, Families, Seniors, Educators, Volunteers

Location: Hawk Hill

Event Type: Raptor Observatory, Volunteer

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    Each fall, thousands of birds of prey migrate through the Marin Headlands - and Hawk Hill is the best vantage point to observe and count them! For over thirty years, the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory's 300+ team of volunteer scientists have counted and banded raptors on fall migration. Year round, Hawk Hill attracts visitors by the thousands as well, looking for epic views of the California coastline, San Francisco, and the Golden Gate Bridge; or just to find a peaceful place to have a picnic.

    Hawk Hill

    Many hands are needed to keep Hawk Hill a safe and beautiful place for all who visit! Hawk Hill is a popular visitor destination well known for its beautiful vistas and as a place to observe migrating raptors. Join in to help clean-up trash that threatens the health and safety of our wildlife; and paint over unsightly graffiti on military Battery Construction 129 (a.k.a Hawk Hill). Weather permitting, interested volunteers can stay afterwards for a short (half hour) crash-course on raptor identification with GGRO's Operations Manager, Laura Young.

    Meet in the Hawk Hill parking area on Conzelman Road (map). For more information please contact Tracy Neal at or call (415) 289-1878.

    Individuals and Families

    Drop-in individuals are welcome. Registration is not required for participation but highly encouraged.


    Groups of ten or more may require special arrangements and must be confirmed in advance. Fill out the Group Project Request Form.

    Age, Skills, What to Bring:

    • Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Read our Youth Policy Guidelines (PDF) for youth under the age of 15.
    • Bring your completed Volunteer Agreement Form (PDF). Volunteers under the age of 18 must have the parent/guardian approval section signed.
    • Wear clothes that can get dirty. Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required. Bring layers for changing weather and rain gear if necessary.
    • Bring a personal water bottle and sunscreen.
    • No experience necessary. Training and tools will be provided. Fulfills community service requirements.

      Volunteer Agreement Form (PDF)
      Volunteer Work Description and Field Safety (PDF)
      Youth Policy Guidelines (PDF)

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