Audubon Starr Ranch Red-shouldered Hawk Banding, Sunday May 13 2012 -- 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Location: Audubon Starr Ranch -- Trabuco Canyon, California

Red-shouldered Hawk banding

Red-shouldered Hawks are one of eleven species of raptors that nest on Starr Ranch. This year we have several pairs of them nesting and some already have chicks. The chicks I want to show you and band, however, hatched a little bit earlier than the rest of the other active nests. They are approximately four weeks old and are ready to band.

This nest is one of several in our headquarters area and also found throughout Starr Ranch. It’s an easy walk along our access road. While we head to the nest I will talk about other aspects of Starr Ranch including how it is used by all the raptors that nest here. I’ll also have a Great-horned Owl (he is unreleasable due to an injured wing many years ago) that I can show everyone up close and I’ll talk about some of the characteristics that they and all raptors have that make them so good at what they do. 

I guarantee that if you’ve never seen young hawks up close it will be an exciting and memorable experience you'll not soon forget. I hope you can join me. Pete

WHEN: Sunday, May 13, 2012. 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

COST: $50/person

To sign up:
There will be space for 30 people.  To make a reservation ("buy tickets") simply click on the ticket icon, tell us how many are in your party, and make your donaton.  You will receive an e-mail confirmation along with additional information and directions to Starr Ranch.  NOTE:  Do not use our address and Internet directions/GPS to find Starr Ranch -- this does not work.

Walking shoes or boots and layered clothing (if weather is cooling) are recommended.

Rain cancels and there’s always a possibility that there may be no birds in the nest to band on Sunday (predation can and does occur). In either of these cases, full refunds will be given.

For questions or to cancel, please call 949-858-0309 or write to

No refunds for cancelling or reducing the number in your group after 4:00 PM on Friday, May 11th.

Sorry, no pets. Please arrive promptly.

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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