Starr Ranch

Starr Ranch Cooper's Hawk Banding Trip, Sunday June 9, 2013 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Audubon Starr Ranch -- Trabuco Canyon, California

Cooper's Hawk

Cooper's Hawks are one of eleven species of raptors that nest on Starr Ranch, but also one of the more uncommon species to do so.  So this is a unique opportunity.

This nest is about 1 mile up Bell Canyon in an Alder tree in Bell Creek (which is currently dry) and involves walking mostly on our access road and then in the creek bed for a bit. It's not a difficult walk, but sturdy footwear and long pants are a must. 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 guarantee that if you’ve never seen young hawks up close it will be an exciting and memorable experience. I hope you can join me.


WHEN: Sunday, June 9, 2013, 2013. 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

COST: $50/person

To sign up:
There will be space for 20 people.  To make a reservation simply click below, 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. Again, you will get directions in your confirmation email.

Walking shoes or boots and long pants are required.

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

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

Sorry, no pets. Please arrive promptly.

Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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