As days get shorter and cool winds push down from the northwest, an amazing natural occurrence takes place: hawk migration. Thousands of hawks, eagles, vultures, and falcons tap into the wind's energy as they fly down through Massachusetts to wintering grounds in southern United States, the Caribbean, and Central America. We'll visit a location in Essex County that's noted for its promising opportunities to observe hawks in flight. As they pass over our heads, you'll learn field identification tips and life history information, such as where the hawks are coming from and where they're going.
Meet at Page School, 694 Main Street, West Newbury. Bring binoculars, a spotting scope if you have one, a folding chair, and a field guide to birds. Wear clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather and terrain.
Masks are required indoors and in vans; they are optional outdoors. Anyone wishing to travel in a Mass Audubon vehicle must bring their vaccination record (actual or photo) for visual confirmation.
Please note our cancellation policy: If cancellations are made less than 7 days prior to the program, refunds cannot be issued.