Happy Hawktober, San Diego! Throughout the month of October – or as we like to call it, Hawktober – we will be airing educational videos on local birds of prey. Clips will be shown via YouTube every Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Tune in to learn all about some of our favorite feathered friends, including hawks, falcons and owls!
Region Manager Charles Gailband and Park Ranger Christian Gonzalez will introduce different birds in every episode – like Penelope, a Ferruginous Hawk, the largest in North America. Or Turbo, a Peregrine Falcon, the fastest animal alive.
Don’t let little Violet, an American Kestrel, fool you with her small body and sweet face; she’s a raptor, and as such, she eats other birds! Mutaah, our Great Horned Owl, is the biggest owl species in San Diego and the only type that actually hoots.
Learn where they live, what they eat, how they hunt and other survival mechanisms that allow them to thrive throughout this region.
Videos will go live on our YouTube channel at 11 a.m. Link: https://www.youtube.com/user/SDCountyParks/videos
Chat will be open so you can share your thoughts and ask questions. You can also ask questions in advance, on the Facebook event pages we’ve established for each video:
Be sure to note where each video was filmed, because if you visit those parks and preserves, you can pick up your very own limited edition set of Hawktober trading cards! That – and you may just see one of these fabulous, flying all-stars in real life.
We look forward to connecting with you!