The Hawk Talk

Hear the fascinating story of the Bay Area's most common hawks. Find out about their aerial acrobatics, their keen-eyed hunting abilities and devoted family lives. All Hawk Talk's begin at noon, when a volunteer speaks about hawk migration and identification, and about the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory.

Conditions permitting, a banding volunteer will bring up a newly banded hawk, talk about the banding program, and release the hawk in front of the crowd. It’s a great way to learn about our local hawks and see one up close!

Hawk Talks occur every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 1:30 pm (weather permitting – heavy fog or rain cancels) during September and October, except Fleet Week weekend (Oct 6 and 7). 

You do not have to RSVP β€“ just show up on the hill. Look for the big banner just west of the main Hawk watching platform on the very top of Hawk Hill. The docent will gather everyone by announcing that the talk will begin in a few minutes. We recommend that you arrive at Hawk Hill by 11 am (or earlier) to find parking, watch some hawks, then listen to the talk. On busy, beautiful fall days, be sure to leave plenty of time in case you end up having to park farther down the hill.