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Fall Raptors

Fall Raptors

Source: Marin County Parks
Marin Headlands - Rodeo Lagoon
Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 10am – 2pm

Fall Raptors

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 learning to identify these birds and discussing their life histories, then we’ll drive up to Hawk Hill for more raptor viewing and to meet GGRO Director, Allen Fish, who will discuss the work of this amazing volunteer-based organization. Walking distance: 2 miles. Elevation change: 95'.

Remember to bring a lunch and binoculars if you have them. No pets (except service animals) are allowed.

Air Quality Index (AQI) that exceeds 150 on, or other extreme weather 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.

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Directions: Meet at the Miwok Trailhead on 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 2.9 miles. Park in the dirt lot on the right, just beyond the bridge at the top of the lagoon.