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Every autumn, thousands of migrating birds of prey appear over the Golden Gate near San Francisco, California.
Why are they here? How are they doing? Where do they go?
That's just what we're here to learn...


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Ferruginous Hawk

The Golden Gate Raptor Observatory (GGRO) is four staff members and more than 250 community volunteers, all dedicated to studying the autumn hawk migration. The GGRO's guiding philosophy is that public involvement is a critical, yet often ignored component of long-term wildlife conservation.

The GGRO's mission is to inspire the preservation of California raptor populations.Buteo

Swainson's Hawk

Adult Red-tailed Hawk

The GGRO was formed in the early 1980s to track the Golden Gate migration, an annual flight of then of thousands of hawks, eagles falcons, and vultures - birds collectively called "raptors."

American KestrelPeregrine Falcon

Contact the GGRO:

Phone: (415) 331-0731


Golden Gate Raptor Observatory
Building 201, Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123


Golden Gate Raptor Observatory e-mail address: ggro@parksconservancy.org
Be sure to tell us where you are from!

Sign the GGRO Guest Book

What's Happening on Hawk Hill: Click here

or call the Raptor hotline recording (415) 561-3030 Ext. 2500

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