The Manzano Hawkwatch Site is a great place to see migrating
raptors in the fall. Look for raptors such as peregrine falcons
(Falco peregrinus anatum), ferruginous hawks (Buteo
regalis), and northern goshawks (Accipiter gentiles).
An education intern is on hand weekends during September and
October. Phone the U.S. Forest Service office at (505) 847-2990.
From the town of Manzano, take the first right onto dirt Forest
Road 245, directly across from the church. Stay to the right,
following signs for New Canyon and Capilla Peak Campgrounds.
The road ends in nine miles at the entrance to the second
campground, below the fire tower. The viewing site is one
mile from where you park off the road, 200 yards before fire
tower road. The trail is marked with a hawk silhouette. Hike
west along the Gavilan Trail, across the meadow for about
a half hour; the trail follows the ridge northwest to the