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Thursday Birding: Raptor Baseline

Organization Name
East Bay Regional Park District
Project Website
Organization Website
Contact Name
Mike Moran, Naturalist
Contact Email
Contact Phone
Other Contact Information

Registration: 1-888-EBPARKS (registration required)

Project Purpose (taken from project materials)

Document the variety and numbers of an array of birds of prey: hawks, falcons, eagles

Participant Activities

Hike with project leader and record raptor observations.

The project will meet at a different park on the last Thursday of each month (EXCEPT NOVEMBER!) Volunteers can join for one or all.

Data Entry
  • Unknown
Other Participant Activities
System Studied
  • Birds
Geographic Scope
Contra Costa
Parks and trails in the East Bay Regional Park District
Location - Map
Marsh Creek Regional Trail, Brentwood, CA
Time Commitment
  • Monthly
Volunteer Qualifications
Volunteer Training

Project leaders will teach you how to identify the raptors

Cost to Participant
How will the findings be used?
Other Information

the hikes usually run from 9-11:30am on Thursdays, and investigate palces such as Mt Diablo, Marsh Creek Trail in Brentwood, etc.

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If you work with this project and would like to add to or update the information below, please email

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