Hawk Watch Weekend
Greenwich Audubon Center
613 Riversville Rd, Greenwich, CT, CT 6831
Sep. 23rd - 24th
Join us for our annual celebration of Hawk Migration!
Greenwich Audubon Center is thrilled to announce our two-day celebration of the importance of birds of prey and their incredible migratory journeys. While not of the large scale of our previous Fall Festivals, 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 (Additional activities TBA):
Live Songbird Banding - 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Hawks Identification Workshops with Ryan MacLean - Sat & Sun 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Live Raptor Presentations - Sat & Sun 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 Ella
- Owl Pellet Dissecting for Kids
- Delicious Food and Beverages
Single Day Tickets MUST be purchased in advance through this online ticket sales page:
Program Fee: $20 Adults, $10 Kids (12 and under)
RSVP is required
Recommended for all ages
Please register for the quantity of ALL members in your party.
Upon arrival please check in at the entrance of Hawk Watch Lawn.
PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT THIS EVENT.
For questions, please contact Ryan MacLean at Ryan.MacLean@audubon.org or 203-930-1353
9 A.M. TICKET TIME IS VALID FOR ARRIVAL AT ANY POINT DURING THE DAY FOR EITHER EVENT LIMITED CHAIRS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT HAWK WATCH. BRING A LAWN CHAIR, PICNIC BLANKET IF YOU WISH.
Photos: Olivia Christina + Angus Mordant. Artwork by Christina Baal