Hawkwatch

Taking the pulse of West Coast raptor populations

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Two hawkwatchers scan the west quadrant
INFORMATION: PAVEMENT PRESERVATION CLOSURES IN MARIN HEADLANDS, MUIR BEACH, AND MUIR BEACH OVERLOOK

Headlands Closures: On 9/26 and 9/27, Conzelman Road west of the roundabout. On 9/30 and 10/01, McCullough Road and Conzelman Road east of the roundabout no access to Golden Gate Bridge Overlooks. Closures on 9/26, 9/27, 9/30, and 10/1 will make Hawk Hill inaccessible by vehicles. Muir Beach and Overlook will closed on 10/1 and 10/2.


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 ggro@parksconservancy.org to find out more.

Hawk Hill
Sausalito, CA 94965

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