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Hawk Watch at Skinner State Park
September 14—10:00 am - 12:00 pmFREE
As the summer season shifts to autumn, a great migration gets underway as birds large and small head 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 on the summit of Mount Holyoke.
Dave and Dan 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 recommended and heavy rain cancels. This event is co-hosted by Kestrel Land Trust.
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 ranger gate and hike up to the Summit, avoiding the parking fee.
with Dan Ziomek and Dave King
Saturday, September 14th 10am-12pm
FREE, Donations appreciated.
Registration is required, and space is limited.