Birds of prey are some of our most charismatic birds, but they are most charismatic with their own species in early spring when they perform courtship behaviors. Courtship flights may serve multiple functions from the most obvious – to secure the attentions of a mate – to the not-so-obvious – defining the extent of a territory. Allen Fish, Director of the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, will walk us through a range of interesting raptor behaviors, and discuss their possible functions. Questions: Contact David Herlocker at (415) 893-9508 or DHerlocker@marincounty.org. Meet at the auditorium at the Marin Humane Society in Novato (171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd). DIRECTIONS: From Hwy101 in Novato, take the Ignacio Blvd/Bel Marin Keys Blvd exit. Follow the signs to Bel Marin Keys Blvd, go past the overpass, and turn left at the first stop light into the parking lot.