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Fall Hawk Watch at the Summit
September 17, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST!
As the season begins to change, a great migration gets underway as birds large and small head out for warmer climates. Join U.S. Forest Service Wildlife Biologist Dave King for our annual fall Hawk Watch on the summit of Mount Holyoke on Sunday, September 17 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Dave will provide an introduction to the hawks and other raptors that we see in our region, and we’ll talk about how to identify them. You’ll also learn about the ecology of hawks from nesting to migration, as well as about conservation efforts that aim to support hawks and other bird species, including the American kestrel.
If weather conditions are favorable for flying, we may see a variety of hawks, falcons, and vultures soaring past. Binoculars or a scope are strongly recommended!
Registration is required, and space is limited to 20 participants. There is no rain date for this program.
The event is free, though donations are welcome. There will be a $5 parking fee to enter the state park. (You may choose to park below the ranger gate and hike up to the Summit, avoiding the parking fee.)
We hope to see you there!