2021 Hawkwatch Program Update
With reduced staﬃng and budgets, GGRO staﬀ and our Park colleagues have been working hard to ensure we conduct a COVID-safe 2021 Migration Season and continue our daily hawk count.
During the autumn months, our teams of volunteer hawk counters identify and tally 19 species of birds of prey, working under the leadership of an experienced dayleader.
Hawks are counted systematically using a repeatable method, called the Quadrant System, so that data from different years can be compared. The count results help us look for trends and patterns in hawk populations over time.
You can be a GGRO hawkwatcher! We recruit new hawkwatchers every spring, with trainings beginning in July. Volunteers must be able to commit to one regular day every two weeks between mid-August through early December; all training is provided. Volunteer activities take place in the Marin Headlands. Contact us at email@example.com to find out more.