Birds of a Feather: A GGRO Volunteer Finds Her Flock

Birds of a Feather: A GGRO Volunteer Finds Her Flock

When volunteer Christina Cambie “migrated” from England, she had no idea she would find comfort and community in her new home by studying another migration—that of raptors over Hawk Hill. Discover how “hawkwatching” enriches lives, and how you can join in.

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Join the Hawkwatch Program! We are recruiting new volunteers for the 2017 migration season. Attend one of our upcoming recruitment events to learn what our volunteers do and to pick up an application (all meetings are the same, only attend one):

Recruitment Meeting 1, Tuesday, April 25, 7-9pm >>

Recruitment Meeting 2, Thursday, April 27, 7-9pm >>

Recruitment Meeting 3, Saturday, April 29, 10am-12pm >>

Meanwhile, you can still catch up on how the last season went at the Daily Hawk Count and Radiotelemetry blogs.

For over 30 years, the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory (GGRO) has been a program of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy in cooperation with the National Park Service.

The GGRO’s mission is to inspire the preservation of California raptor populations. The GGRO was formed in the early 1980s to track the Golden Gate migration, an annual flight of tens of thousands of hawks, eagles, falcons, and vultures, birds collectively called “raptors.”

Donate to this program >>

Donate to the GGRO's Data Analysis and Publication (DAP) Fund >>

Learn more about raptors >>

Visit Hawk Hill >>

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Contact Information

Mailing Address
Golden Gate Raptor Observatory
Building 201, Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123

(415) 331-0730