More Swainson's Hawks in Borrego Springs


Hal Cohen
 

This evening at 5pm at least 100 Swainson's descended into the Date Farm 1.5 miles north of Palm Canyon Drive on Borrego Valley Rd. It looks like rain early in the morning but lighter wind than we have now. The hawks will probably kettle up anywhere from 7:30am-9am. If the wind picks up early the hawks could depart the valley just after sunup, hopefully not! Best viewing sites include DiGiorgio Rd north of Palm Canyon Drive past The Springs RV Park or 1.5 miles north of Palm Canyon Drive on Borrego Valley Rd. It is also possible that the hawks could migrate straight north over the official count site 2.8 miles north of Palm Canyon Drive on DiGiorgio Rd. 

Today 346 Swainson's Hawks migrated north from 5:30am to 7:30am. A brisk wind pushed them quickly out of the valley. 
Best,
Hal