The Best of Hawk Ridge – Sept. 14 & 15
Description: Planning on attending the Hawk Weekend Festival in 2016? Why not come early for a pre-festival workshop designed to show off all the best of Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in a less crowded smaller group setting? The North Shore of Lake Superior is one of the premier migratory routes for raptors and song birds in North America. Hundreds of thousands to millions of birds migrate via this route, and many of them pass directly over Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve.
In this workshop on location at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve, we will explore the background of how this corridor developed and the forces behind such an exceptional migratory route. Participants will have the opportunity to observe the migration in motion, learn from expert staff members about specific types of birds, their life histories and adaptations, follow daily trends on how the 2016 migration season is progressing, and observe the research efforts in place at Hawk Ridge, which may include the passerine, raptor and owl banding stations. What an opportunity for up close views of a wide variety of bird species!
Schedule is subject to change (pending inclement weather).
What to Bring: Binoculars and dress in layers. Bring your own snacks and drinks.