Posted by: Sandy Steinman | February 21, 2021

Borrego Valley Hawkwatch Starts Feb 21

Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association is the official sponsor of the Borrego Valley Hawkwatch. The Borrego Valley is a unique staging area for migrating Swainson’s Hawks each spring. A steady stream of hawks enters the Borrego Valley in the evening to roost, spending the night. In the morning, if food is available (food such as flying ants, caterpillars, or grasshoppers) the hawks feed before departing the valley, migrating north through Coyote Canyon on the way to breeding grounds, some as far away as Alaska.

Calling for volunteers!
You can be part of the scientific data collecting process that begins Feb. 21, 2021.
If you will be in Borrego Springs during the hawk count, you can go through a training session (online as a Zoom program) and volunteer to observe and help count. Contact ABDNHA, at to be on the volunteer list.
Note: In the field, we will maintain a safe distance and wear masks.
More information at

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