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Hawk Watch at Bolivar Heights
Monday, September 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Trip Leader: Steve Hartmann
This event is free and open to the public, however, in order to follow the best practice local, state and national guidelines, registration is required and will be limited to 9 participants. Please register below.
- Registration is required and limited to 9 participants (if you are registered but no longer able to attend, please notify AdultPrograms@PotomacAudubon.org so that others may attend).
- Outdoor Only
- Masks must be worn when in a group setting where physical distancing can not be adhered.
- Respect the 6 feet+ apart/physical distancing guidelines
- If you are sick or have been sick within the past two weeks (or been around anyone else that is sick), please stay home.
- A reminder from eBird to please bird mindfully: https://ebird.org/news/please-bird-mindfully
PVAS bird enthusiast, Steve Hartmann, is leading a Hawk Watching trip in the Bolivar Heights section of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park on Monday, September 14.
The watch will begin at 10:00 am and last approximately four hours. Participants may come and go as they like.
The event is free and open to anyone with an interest. Binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them.
Participants will meet at the Bolivar Heights parking area.
Directions: from the Route 340 traffic light at the entrance to the National Park, turn north onto Washington Street and follow it for about 1/4 mile, then turn north again (left) onto Whitman Avenue; the parking area is at the top of the hill.
The Hawk Watch will take place in one area near the parking lot, watching for and counting the hawks from that general spot. The group will mostly be stationary, watching for the migration of raptors overhead, starting around mid-morning, the majority primarily being Broad-winged hawks, but also including Red-shouldered, Red-tailed, Cooper’s and Sharp-shinned hawks, Osprey, Bald Eagles and Common Ravens, too.
Those who are not able to attend some of our longer birding hikes may enjoy this opportunity to participate in this watch as it does not require much walking.
Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for prevailing weather conditions, and bring along water and insect repellent.
For more information, please contact Krista Hawley at AdultPrograms@PotomacAudubon.org or 681-252-1387.