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September 14, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skinner State Park
845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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Hawk Watch at Skinner State Park

Saturday, September 14, 2019

As the summer shifts to autumn, a great migration begins as birds 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 hawks and other raptors that we see in our region, and we’ll talk about how to identify them. You’ll learn about the ecology of hawks from nesting to migration, as well as conservation efforts that aim to support hawks and other bird species, like the American kestrel. If weather conditions are favorable, we may see a variety of hawks, falcons, and vultures soaring past. Binoculars or a scope are recommended and heavy rain cancels. Co-hosted by Kestrel Land Trust. Skinner State Park parking: $5 to drive up to the parking areas close to the Summit House. Park below the ranger gate and hike to the Summit, for free. Register: hichcockcenter.or