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Hawk Watch

9:00a to 11:00a
Mon, March 11, 2024
Roy J Rodriguez
(956) 584-9156, x228

Using keen eyesight, binoculars and spotting scopes, watch in awe and help keep count of the many raptors flying over as they continue their migration.

A hawk soars through the clear blue skies of the park.
Hawk Watch at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park and World Birding Center
Join park volunteers and naturalists to spot, identify, and count thousands of migrating raptors.  Hop on the shuttle and meet at the Hawk Tower every morning in March and April (weather permitting).  Bring your binoculars, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and drinking water. 

Birds of prey are important indicators of environmental well-being.  Bentsen's annual Hawk Watch contributes to Hawk Count, a long-term study monitoring raptor population trends and the largest standardized raptor migration network in the world. Hawk Count is a project of the Hawk Migration Association of North America

  • Bring:  Binoculars, sunscreen, hat, water, comfortable shoes
  • Meet: Hawk Tower, Rio Grande Trail (Shuttle starts at 9 am)
  • Cost: Entry fee is $5 for adults and FREE 12 & under (Park entry free with  Texas State Park Pass.).

  • Registration:  Reservation not required.  Shuttle space may be limited.

*Events and programs are subject to cancellation due to weather. Please contact park staff for more information and the latest updates.

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