GGRO Volunteer Recruitment


  • Birding
On the lookout for hawks passing by

Join the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory!

Every autumn, the Golden Gate has more hawks, kites, eagles, falcons, vultures, ospreys, and harriers overhead than can be seen anywhere else in the Pacific States. GGRO volunteers have worked for more than three decades to track the populations of these birds of prey during fall migration.

We are now recruiting new hawkwatchers for the 2019 fall migration season!

We recruit for new banders every two years and our next recruitment will be in 2020.

Attend one of our recruitment meetings to get an overview of the GGRO and what being a hawkwatcher entails, talk to a current volunteer, and meet with the staff. You will also have the opportunity to pick up an application packet. These meetings are the best way to decide if working with us is right for you! We will host three recruitment meetings—on May 2, May 5, and May 15—to accomodate scheduling conflicts. You only need to attend one of the recruitment meetings. 

Essential Volunteer Obligations
Volunteers must be able to commit to one regular field day in the Marin Headlands every two weeks from mid-August through early December. All training is provided and occurs in July and early August. Hawkwatchers must either be 18 years of age OR have an adult guardian volunteering with them.

For more information, email or call (415) 426-5290.

Event Type

Past Event Dates

Thu, 05/02/2019 7:00PM-9:00PM