Hawk Watch From the Mount Holyoke Range
September 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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 Saturday, September 15 from 10 am to 12 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. And, staff from the Department of Conservation & Recreation at the Summit House will share photographs and insights about what they see from the Mount Holyoke Range.
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 for participants, though donations are welcome.
NOTE: Skinner State Park charges a $5 parking fee to drive up to the parking areas close to the Summit House. You may choose to park below the gate and hike up.