SAN DIEGO — Oktoberfest is for the birds! Or at least Hawktober is. Hawktober is a series of 10 interactive workshops led by County park rangers on hawks and other regional birds of prey. Attendees will learn about raptor behavior – how they live, hunt and contribute to their local ecosystem.

The free workshops will take place in County parks across San Diego from San Elijo Lagoon to the Ramona Grasslands.

  • 10/5 – Sweetwater Summit Regional Park
  • 10/6 – Rancho Guajome Adobe
  • 10/12 – Dos Picos County Park
  • 10/13 – San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center
  • 10/19 – Otay Lakes County Park
  • 10/20 – Sycamore Canyon Goodan Ranch County Preserve
  • 10/26 – San Dieguito County Park + Lindo Lake County Park
  • 10/27 – El Monte County Park

Rangers Charles Gailband and Christian Gonzalez brought along a Ferruginous Hawk, a Great Horned Owl and an American Kestrel to the set to show some of the birds that attendees of Hawktober can meet.

Join the scream team! Dos Picos County Park is looking for volunte... ers to help at their annual Spooky Trails event on Saturday, Oct. 26th. Interested? Please contact Ranger Willie at or (619) 913-8149.