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Swainson’s Hawks in Borrego Springs-Over 500

Swainson’s Hawks in Borrego Springs-Over 500

By {authorlink} – 8:20 pm

After viewing 2,546 Swainson’s Hawks today migrate north, we now have well over 500 hawks in the same area feeding on grasshoppers (Evening April 1). I believe the number may be double. Once again the hawks are in fields along a dead end road off of Henderson Canyon Rd. From town, take Palm Canyon Rd through town to the east and turn north (left) on Borrego Valley Rd at the stop sign near the elementary school. Go north on Borrego Valley Rd to a stop sign at Henderson Canyon Rd. Turn right on Henderson Canyon for just over 1/4 mile. Look for a diagonal rd on the right with a DEAD END Sign. Turn on the diagonal rd until you see cars (about 1/2 mile). The hawks will probably be eating grasshoppers in the fields. Please, no dogs unless you leave them in the car. 
Just checked the weather. If the wind picks up early and hawks stop feeding, they could take off a bit earlier than today. I plan to be out at 7am or earlier just in case. Hopefully the wind will not pick up before 9am.  
Hal Cohen
Borrego Springs