|Part of a kettle of over 500 Swainson's Hawks-March 2011|
The hawkwatch season in Borrego Springs begins officially February 15, 2012 and continues until April 15, 2012. Last year we recorded almost 9,000 migrating Swainson's Hawks.
The new blog will be updated almost daily, depending on the migration pattern. A unique aspect of the Borrego Valley Hawkwatch is the opportunity to watch Swainson's Hawks from very close vantage points. Most of the hawks roost in Borrego Springs and depart the valley the following morning. The blog will alert watchers the evening before departure to the whereabouts of the hawks.
The hawkwatch is sponsored by Anza-Borrego Foundation and Roadrunner Tree Farm. You may contact Hal Cohen at Raptorhal3@gmail.com for further information about the watch. We also are seeking volunteers to assist on a regular basis. A training session will be scheduled sometime in February to educate those interested in helping gather data concerning the 11 species of hawks that migrate through the valley. Contact Hal at the address above if you are interested in volunteering for the watch.