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Photo Gallery >> Raptors

We hope you will enjoy these photographs of the land, birds, and wildlife in the Coyote Hills area. Because these creatures cannot cry for help, they depend on each one of us to be their protectors and good stewards of the land. [click on any link for more photos]

Scenic Shots   Raptors   Herons & Egrets   Ducks & Geese   Shorebirds   Songbirds   Pelicans   Other Wildlife  

Where have all our birds gone to?

 

Coyote Hills is well-known for the wide variety of birds that can be seen there. Here is a group from the Audobon Society.

Goshawks can be seen regularly near the propsed development area.

Black-Shouldered Kites are a frequent site in the park. The latter photo was taken on the edge of Crandall Creek directly adjacent to the proposed project.

There is a Red-Tailed Hawk's nest on the site that has been used for the last two years. Homes are proposed within a few hundred feet of this nest. The photo of the chick is from May of 2005. The parents have been seen in the nest this year (2006).

A pair of Peregrine Falcon's can be see occasionally at the Ardenwood overcrossing of Alameda Creek. This one was observed from the underside of the overcrossing.

Marsh Hawk. Also known as a Norther Harrier. Easily seen within the park.

Turkey Vulture

 

 

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