Birds Of Prey 2023-2024 Season

Bird of Prey season is back!

Join Larry Broderick for the 2023 - 2024 season at Lynch Canyon and Rush Ranch!

Each year from fall through late winter, raptor expert Larry Broderick of West County Hawkwatch leads weekend hikes and workshops so people can learn about the birds of prey that call the Solano Land Trust properties their home. 

During this viewing season, bring your binoculars and join a group to see the magnificent bids that rely on our protected agricultural open spaces for habitat. Birders of all levels of experience are welcome.

Dedicated to Ken Poerner

By request, Larry Broderick would like to dedicate this year’s Bird of Prey season in honor of our dear friend Ken Poerner, whose tireless dedication to conservation touched every aspect of Solano Land Trust’s work.  Ken passed in early June of this year after a ten-year battle with cancer.  It was Ken who first introduced the Solano Land Trust to Larry, and Larry’s expertise and passion have been an invaluable asset to the land trust and the community we serve for many years.

Upcoming Hike Dates:

Registration for hikes are required.  Please click the links of the dates below to register.

The hike fee is $10 per person. 

Parking at Lynch Canyon is $6.00 during the off season (October – March)

Oct 1st 10am - 2pm Lynch Canyon

Nov 4th 10am - 2 pm Lynch Canyon

Dec 2nd 10am - 2pm Lynch Canyon

Jan 20th 10am - 2pm Lynch Canyon 

Feb 10th 10am -  2pm Lynch Canyon 

Mar 3rd 10am - 2pm Rush Ranch 

For a complete schedule of West County Hawkwatch events, visit the group’s website at: or its Facebook page.  Or you can email Larry directly at 

*Photo credit: Pamela Hawken (

For more information: contact or call 707-420-1041