Fall migration season underway for birds of prey in Marin County


A Ferruginous Hawk is captured flying past Hawk Hill in November of 2016.

For nearly 40 years, the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory at the Parks Conservancy has collaborated with the National Parks Service to track the migratory patterns of these birds – collectively known as raptors – with the mission of inspiring their preservation throughout California.

Data collected over the years has sought to identify and understand the biggest threats to raptor populations – with climate change being the largest. Changes in seasons and temperature can shift the relationships between plants and animal species, and have a large ripple effect on the food chains of many raptors.


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September 27, 2023