Around 200 Swainson's Hawks in Borrego Springs
Along with a major flower bloom, we now have around 200 Swainson's Hawks in town. They are presently at Ellis Farm located at Henderson Rd and Borrego Valley Rd.
They may relocate to the date farm across from the night site 1.6 miles north of Palm Canyon Drive. With light wind they probably will take off between 8:30 and 9:30am tomorrow. I'll probably be roaming around in the morning to locate the hawks and then determine where is best to observe the flight. The count leader tomorrow will be on the hill 2.5 miles north of Palm Canyon Drive on DiGiorgio Rd.
You might want to try the evening site on Borrego Valley Rd first to see where the hawks settled in. The evening site is 1.6 miles north of Palm Canyon Rd on Borrego Valley Rd. There will be lots of folks in town for the flowers as well.
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