Come out and explore the skies with us as we take a raptor themed hike on the Jenner Headlands! With the help of Dave Barry, a local birder and raptor expert, we will learn raptor identification techniques and how to conduct raptor surveys with protocol used by volunteer birders on the Jenner Headlands. Jenner has proven to be a spectacular destination to observe raptors, and notable species identified on the Jenner Headlands last year included: ferruginous hawks, bald eagles and golden eagles.
The strenuous 4.5-mile roundtrip hike will ascend more than 800 feet in elevation and, on clear days, hikers will be greeted with dazzling views of the Sonoma Coast. Some sections of the route are especially rough with uneven footing, being in good physical condition is a must. This hike is open to the public and free of charge. Bring your lunch and enough water for the day, as well as binoculars.
The Jenner Headlands is located just north of where the Russian River meets the sea. The property stretches along 2.5 miles of coastline with its western boundary delineated by Highway 1 and running from the coastal resort town of Jenner, north to Russian Gulch. The acquisition of this amazing 5,630 acre property was made possible through a multi-partner effort which includes the Sonoma Land Trust and The Wildlands Conservancy partnering to manage the property and the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District holding a conservation easement over the property, securing its safety forever.