Citizen Science BioBlitz: Hawkwatching at Chelan Ridge
|Program Series||Field Excursions|
|When||Sat Sep 20, 2014 09:00 AM to Sun Sep 21, 2014 05:00 PM|
|Where||Chelan Ridge Hawk Watch Station|
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Each autumn, thousands of hawks, eagles and falcons cruise along a high ridge perched above Lake Chelan on their way to winter territories. This year, during the peak of migration, you can witness this amazing spectacle by joining biologists from the US Forest Service, HawkWatch International and the North Cascades Institute for a September weekend of birding.
You will learn all about raptor biology and hone your identification skills by assisting researchers spot raptors as they fly overhead. The field station also bands hawks in order to gather information on bird populations, movements and survival, providing participants the rare opportunity to get a close-up look at these magnificent birds.
Additionally, we’ll take some time to explore the surrounding ridge tops and learn about the ecology of this remote area. When the sun goes down, we’ll have a communal dinner and camp out under the stars.
Participants bring their own camping gear and food.