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Swainson’s Hawks and Vultures in Borrego Springs

Swainson’s Hawks and Vultures in Borrego Springs

By {authorlink} – 1:33 pm

Today 2/27/23, we had 392 Swainson’s Hawks and 150 Turkey Vultures migrate NW from Borrego Springs. Several kettles formed at 8:30am including one with 250 raptors. Each evening we monitor incoming hawks and vultures. The evening site is located on Borrego Valley Rd. 1.8 miles north of Palm Canyon Drive. We meet around 4:45pm till darkness. Hawks and vultures entering the valley will find roost sites after the sun sets. The official count site is located on DiGiorgio Rd, 2.8 miles north of Palm Canyon Drive. We have an ALERT system to notify watchers when over 100 Swainson’s Hawks enter the valley in the evening. Contact Raptorhal@… to be on the ALERT system. 

Hal Cohen
Borrego Springs