Make plans now for the annual Hawk Weekend Festival, September 19-21, 2014!
Our evening events will be held at the Spirit Mountain Grand Avenue Chalet. We will kick off the festival at our Friday night dinner event with our annual member meeting, awards, and a great presentation from Laura Erickson. Laura has been sharing her love of birds for decades, as an author, trip leader, public speaker, and as the creator and producer of the long-running radio show “For the Birds”. She recently completed her own “Big Year” of birding identifying 593 species!
Our Saturday evening dinner event will feature an exciting raffle and auction, and an engaging presentation on owls from expert Dr. James R. Duncan, Director of the Wildlife Branch with Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship. Jim has been conducting research on owls for over 25 years and has a passion for it. He is the author of Owls of the World: Their Lives, Behavior and Survival and The Complete Book of North American Owls. The full registration includes meals both nights, field trips on Saturday & Sunday, and admission to an “Advanced Hawkwatching” workshop at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve. An optional day trip to the Sax-Zim Bog will be on Friday.
Registration for the festival will open in June. Please note hotel rooms tend to fill up quickly during the fall season, so we suggest you make your travel plans early to attend.