Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park

  • Wednesday, November 02, 2016
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Washington Monument State Park on South Mountain, outside Boonsboro, MD


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What: Hawk Watching Trip

Where: Washington Monument State Park on 

South Mountain, outside Boonsboro, MD

When: Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Time: 9:30 - Noon

Cost: Free

PVAS Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society and the Washington County (MD) Bird Club will co-sponsor regular weekly hawk watches at Maryland's Washington Monument State Park on South Mountain beginning Wednesday, September 14 and will continue through Wednesday, November 9. 

Meet Sandy Sagalkin, trip leader, at the upper parking lot of the State Park at 9:30. The watch will go until Noon, however participants are welcome to stay longer if they wish.

This trip should offer good opportunities to view these magnificent birds in large numbers during their annual fall migration.

These dates roughly encompass the period of the annual fall hawk migration, and the Washington Monument park offers an excellent vantage point to view these magnificent birds as they wend their way south for the winter.

This hawk watch is free and open to anyone with an interest. Children are welcome, however need to be accompanied by an adult.

Registration is strongly encouraged.

Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for the prevailing weather conditions and bring along drinking water and insect repellent.  Binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them.

Hawk-watching is very weather sensitive because these birds do not fly in rain or snow. If it is certain that weather will force cancellation of any particular watch, those who have pre-registered will be notified of that cancellation by email no later than 6:00 p.m. the evening before.

Please contact trip leader Sandy Sagalkin at sandy.sagalkin@gmail.com or 240-291-6465 with any questions you may have.

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