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Source: Marin County Parks
Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 10am – 1pm


Every year thousands of raptors move down the Pacific coast as they head to wintering sites as far away as South America. A large percentage of these birds pass through the Marin Headlands, where they are annually documented by the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory (GGRO). We'll start the day with a walk-in Rodeo Valley. Then we'll drive up to Hawk Hill, the county's premier raptor viewing spot and site of GGRO's Hawkwatch program. We'll discuss the identification of raptors, their life histories, and how they go about the challenging task of migration.  

Please remember to bring a lunch and binoculars if you have them. We request that no pets (except service animals) attend this event.

Adverse weather or Air Quality Index (AQI) that exceeds 150 on may cancel events. Check the calendar or call (415) 473-6086 after 8 am on the morning of the event to hear a recorded message if canceled.

No registration is required. For more information, please contact Shannon Burke at

Directions: Meet at the east end of Rodeo Lagoon. From Hwy 101, take the exit for Alexander Ave and follow the signs to the Headlands. Follow Bunker Rd (through the tunnel) and continue west down the valley. Meet in the dirt parking lot at the first building after Bunker Rd crosses the bridge. ,