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Hawk Hill Sep 28, 2001

Each year in the fall raptors migrate south across the Marin Headlands, often pausing to hunt before crossing San Francisco bay next to the Golden Gate Bridge.

The Golden Gate Raptor Observatory is a volunteer organization that conducts a census of the migration each fall. Today they counted over 450 birds of 11 species.

GGRO members come with binoculars, spotting scopes and cameras with very long lenses.

Probably the most important activity of the GGRO is their annual census.


Something interesting is sighted. There is no point trying to take a picture of birds on the wing with a 35mm lens. The probability is too high it will be removed from the sky during the process of stamping out dust specs in Photoshop.

Last modified: Mon, 08-Oct-01 22:06:19 PDT