Enraptured With Birds of Prey? The Golden Gate Raptor Observatory is Looking for You

The Golden Gate Raptor Observatory is looking for new volunteers to observe and document birds of prey.

Currently, the conservancy program has around 300 volunteers who monitor the diversity of birds within the Golden Gate National Parks.

Hawk Hill — located in the Marin Headlands — is the favorite spot for observers to detect vultures, eagles, falcons and hawks.

“Several people on my team have been there 10 years or more” a volunteer who has been there for 22 years now, recalls. “These days, we not only get together on the Hill, but we get together […] at other times of the year. My group really has become one of my families.”

The GGRO is currently looking for new citizen scientists for fall, and all those who are willing to participate will receive training in raptor identification and banding techniques.

For more information on how to get involved, visit the National Parks website.

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