Hawk Watch Weekend
Greenwich Audubon Center is thrilled to announce a two-day celebration of the importance of birds of prey and their incredible migratory journeys. This all-ages event will feature hawk & bird related activities for the whole family to promote the importance of raptor conservation.
Attendees will be able to enjoy meeting hawks & owls up close during Live Raptor Presentations by falconers & local wildlife rehabilitators, Live Bird Banding of migratory songbirds as well as learn how to identify the dozens of species of migratory hawks, eagles, falcons and vultures over our heads during Raptor Identification Workshops. Bird-related activities for kids will include Owl Pellet dissections and migration games.
Throughout the day visitors will be able to scan the skies at Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch with our staff & volunteer hawk counters as they point out raptors flying overhead. During this period of peak raptor migration we anticipate large numbers of species such as Bald Eagle, Osprey, Sharp-Shinned Hawk, American Kestrel and on days of ideal weather thousands of Broad-Winged Hawks in a single day.
Schedule of Events (Other bird-related activities TBA)
Live Songbird Banding – Saturday & Sunday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (See presenters below)
Saturday, September 23rd – Corrie Folsom O’Keefe, Audubon CT Director of Conservation
Sunday, September 24th – Frank Gallo, author of Birding In Connecticut
Hawks Identification Workshop with Ryan MacLean – Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Live Raptor Presentations – Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. (See presenters below)
Saturday, September 23rd – Christine & Betsy Pereigne of Christine’s Critters
Sunday, September 24th – Brian & Teddy Bradley of Skyhunters in Flight
Other Activities on Both Days:
- Bird Face Painting by Fun Ela
- Owl Pellet Dissecting for Kids
- Delicious Food and Beverages by Country Table
Please register for the quantity of ALL members in your party. Upon arrival please check in at the entrance of Hawk Watch Lawn. NO PETS ARE ALLOWED AT THIS EVENT. For questions related to this event, please contact Ryan MacLean at [email protected] or 203-930-1353.