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Swainson’s Hawk Watch

Every year thousands of Swainson’s Hawks pass through Borrego Springs on their migration north. The Hawks can be seen kettling or amid the fields of wildflowers gorging on large caterpillars. If the rain continues it will bode well for abundant wildflowers, caterpillars, and hawks in March!   Leaders: Hal Cohen and Steve Brad Contact Steve…

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Swainson’s Hawks by the Thousands – Hal Cohen – Monthly General Meeting

Join BVAS for our Monthly General Meeting: This March, if rains have graced the Anza-Borrego Desert, an explosion will occur. Blooms of lily, primrose, and sand verbena will blanket the valley floor. Neon-colored Sphinx Moth caterpillars then emerge to decapitate the flowers. And thousands of Swainson’s Hawks will divert from their 6,000-mile migration to feast…

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Hawk Watch: Spring Brings More Than Flowers to Anza-Borrego

My first (and, so far, only) hawkwatch—a play in one act   [curtain rises: a ridge in Morrison, Colorado]   Hawk Enumerator 1:  I’ve got a bird—over the microwave tower, moving north. Me:  *searches for the microwave tower, wonders which way is north* HE2:  Got ‘im!  Looks like an American Kestrel, male. Me:  *might have…

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