Golden eagles in flight © Tang Kheng Heng

Birds of a Feather Dine Together

People visit Solano Land Trust properties to hike, bike, ride a horse, or to get a calming dose of nature; birds of prey come to eat!

When the hawks, eagles, and falcons leave their northerly breeding grounds in autumn to search for a more hospitable winter climate, they use the Pacific Flyway, an aerial path that leads right over the San Francisco Bay and Central Valley. These taloned travelers look for large, open, undeveloped places where prey and shelter are plentiful. They come to dine on mice, voles, gophers, squirrels, rabbits, fish, amphibians, and even other birds. Some of the migrating birds stop only to rest and refuel before continuing on their southward journey. Others stay until spring when they return to Canada, Alaska, or the northern plains to nest once again.

Next time you visit Lynch Canyon, be sure to look around and up in the sky for these majestic birds. To learn more, join our next birds of prey identification and natural history hike on Sunday, November 16. See our events calendar for details.


Upcoming Outdoor Adventures

  • Saturday, November 1:
    Nature Hike at the King-Swett Ranches

    Saturday, November 8:
    Trail Crew at Lynch Canyon
    Hike for Exercise at Rockville Trails Preserve

    Saturday, November 15:
    Get the Rush at Rush Ranch

    Sunday, November 16:
    Birds of Prey Hike at Lynch Canyon

    Friday, November 21:
    Citizen Science Friday

    Click here for details & many more events

2015 Dates to Save

  • Saturday, April 11, 2015:
    7th Annual Lynch Canyon Kite Festival

    Saturday, April 25, 2015:
    25th Annual Rush Ranch Open House

    Saturday, June 6, 2015:
    8th Annual Lynch Canyon Trail Run & Community Hike: 5K, 10K, Half Marathon

    Saturday, August 8, 2015:
    5th Annual Aim for Ag & Open Space Sporting Clay Shoot & Luncheon

“That land is a community is the basic concept of ecology, but that land is to be loved and respected is an extension of ethics”
―Aldo Leopold