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Swainson’s Hawks in Borrego Springs-At least 200-400-Wednesday Evening 4/17

8:24 pm

This evening at 6:40pm we were surprised! At least 75 hawks streamed in from the south. By 7pm around 80 more hawks arrived. For the next half hour one stream of hawks after another arrived. Conservatively we believe at least 200 hawks dropped into the Date Farm and Roadrunner Club. The number could reach 400 or more, as one kettle after another arrived until 7:30pm. 

Tomorrow the wind will be very light. The hawks will probably begin to kettle up after 7:30am or later. The best viewing will probably be around 1.8 miles north of Palm Canyon Drive on Borrego Valley Rd. If the hawks move northwest, the best viewing will be on DiGiorgio Rd. around 1.8 miles north of Palm Canyon Drive. We will have scouts out to help locate the hawks.
Hal Cohen
Borrego Springs, CA