Eagles, hawks and other birds of prey hikes at Lynch Canyon

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Lynch Canyon is home to golden eagles and hawks. It is also a magnet for migrating and over-wintering birds of prey. It provides these raptors with over 1,000 undeveloped acres where they can hunt and rest. Some feathered visitors come from as far away as the Arctic Circle. Learn more by joining Larry Broderick and team for the launching of their series of birds of prey hikes at Lynch Canyon beginning this Saturday, September 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lynch Canyon is between Fairfield and Vallejo, and is accessible where Mcgary road and Lynch road intersect. Cost is $10 per person (payable when registering) plus $6 per vehicle (payable at the park). This is the first Lynch Canyon birds of prey hike of the winter migration season. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Visit the events calendar at solanolandtrust.org or click here to register.

Broderick is a talented teacher and brings more than 25 years of experience researching, rescuing and rehabilitating birds of prey. He is able to distinguish a ferruginous hawk from a red-tailed hawk or a prairie falcon from a peregrine falcon from great distances. Participants will learn identification tips for resident and over-wintering birds of prey. Raptors seen on past hikes include golden eagles, bald eagles, rough-legged hawks, Cooper’s hawks, sharp-shinned hawks, ferruginous hawks, peregrine falcons, prairie falcons and other more common raptors.

Lynch Canyon is owned by Solano Land Trust and is operated in partnership with Solano County Parks and Recreation. Because it is a wilderness area and working cattle ranch, pets are not allowed. Solano Land Trust protects land to ensure a healthy environment, keep ranching and farming families on their properties, and inspire a love of the land. For more information about Solano Land Trust, its upcoming events and to make a donation, visit solanolandtrust.org. For more information about Solano County Parks and upcoming events, visit solanocounty.com/parks.

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