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Fall Hawk Watch at the Summit

Skinner State Park 10 Skinner State Park Rd, Hadley, MA, United States

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…

Hawk Watch from the Summit House

Hadley, ma

As the summer season shifts to autumn, a great migration gets underway as birds large and small take to the skies for warmer climates. Join Dave King, U.S. Forest Service Wildlife Biologist, and Dan Ziomek, host of the long-running show "Bird Songs" on 93.9 The River, for this year’s Hawk Watch from the summit of…

Saw-WHAT? Saw-whet! Owl Banding Demonstration

Amherst, MA Amherst, MA, United States

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL! THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST! Small enough to sit in your hand, the elusive Northern Saw-whet Owl is known to migrate between summer and winter habitats. On Saturday, October 26 at 7:30 pm come meet two local naturalists from Kestrel's staff and board who have banded these forest owls as…

Fall Birding at Foxcroft Farm

Foxcroft Farm Amherst, MA

Fall is a wonderful period of transition in New England. The air is crisp, the trees are producing some of the most brilliant natural colors in the country, and many feathered friends will be stopping in the Valley to refuel on their annual migrations to warmer climes. Join us on Saturday, September 25 at 7…

Saw-whet Owl Banding Demonstration

Kestrel Land Trust House 37 Bay Road, Amherst, MA, United States

Small enough to sit in your hand, the Northern Saw-whet Owl is an elusive, nomadic species that nests far to our north. However, it is known to migrate between its summer and winter habitats through our region in the late fall and early winter. On Friday, November 5 at 7:00 pm come meet two local…

Wildlife in a Changing Climate: Protecting Freshwater Species Beyond Fish

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This program is the first of Kestrel’s 2023 Wildlife & Wild Plants in a Changing Climate Speaker Series. There are over 5,000 freshwater habitats in Massachusetts that support a myriad of species, including plants, fishes, amphibians, birds, mammals, and insects, including many species under threat. At the same time, more species are growing more dependent…

Who’s Out There? Wildlife Tracking Walk

Marble Brook Northampton

Our region is full of wildlife, yet most of the time it’s difficult to see where the animals are or what they’re doing. This changes in the winter when evidence of animals that hop, stalk, or waddle becomes easier to see and interpret. Even without much snow, wildlife often leave signs of their presence. In…

Wildlife in a Changing Climate: The Secret Lives of Wild Bees

This program is the third of Kestrel’s 2023 Wildlife & Wild Plants in a Changing Climate Speaker Series. You’ve probably heard “Save The Bees!” but do you know which bees need saving? Over 4,000 species of bees inhabit North America, and most don’t live in hives or make honey. These wild bees come in every…

Conservation Action for Biodiversity: Black Bears

This program is the first of Kestrel's 2024 "Conservation Action for Biodiversity" Online Speaker Series. Though Massachusetts is the third most densely populated state in the country, black bears have made a remarkable recovery during the last fifty years. Their number and distribution have increased since the 1970s with a statewide population estimated to be…

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