These shallows are especially attractive to Reddish Egret, and at low tide thousands of shorebirds may crowd the exposed flats (test your prowess with “peeps” here). Notice that Bayside is perched upon a bluff overlooking Copano Bay. During migration hawks ride the updrafts from this ridge, which offers an advantageous spot from which to see raptors such as Cooper’s and Sharp-shinned Hawk, all three falcons (American Kestrel, Merlin, Peregrine), and Northern Harrier at eye level. Bird this area in fall during the passage of cold fronts or northers to enjoy the peak raptor movements.
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