Upcoming Hawk Watch with Renowned Ornithologist Scott Weidensaul
Join Moose Mountains Regional Greenways (MMRG) on September 25th, 9am-12pm, at Birch Ridge Community Forest in New Durham, NH for a very special event with expert ornithologist and best-selling author Scott Weidensaul. Scott will lead an exciting, unique bird watching opportunity to observe the migration patterns and behaviors of hawks and other raptors. He will share his deep expertise, and his experiences from over 20 years of working with birds in the field across the globe.
Migration is a phenomenon that has fascinated scientists and nature lovers alike throughout history. Late September is an ideal time to see migrating birds, which may pass by in the hundreds or even thousands. Participants might even notice other non-migrating bird species congregating nearby. Make sure to bring your binoculars and keep a sharp eye – participants will hike up to higher ground to watch for migrating hawk and raptor species as they head to warmer climates in preparation for winter.
Scott Weidensaul is the author of more than two dozen books on natural history, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist “Living on the Wind” and his latest, the New York Times bestseller, “A World on the Wing.” Weidensaul is a contributing editor for Audubon, a columnist for Bird Watcher’s Digest and writes for a variety of other publications, including Living Bird. He is a Fellow of the American Ornithological Society and an active field researcher, studying saw-whet owl migration for more than two decades, as well as winter hummingbirds, bird migration in Alaska, and the winter movements of snowy owls through Project SNOWstorm, which he co-founded.
Space is limited for this event, and registration is required. Please register online here. The rain date for this event will be September 26th. A $15 per person donation while registering is suggested, which goes towards MMRG’s nonprofit programs and helps to defray costs. MMRG COVID-19 prevention policies are observed to make this a safe event for all. Participants should dress for the weather and bring what they need for their own comfort and enjoyment (water, snacks, bug spray, binoculars etc). This event will require moderate physical activity on uneven terrain.
The conserved lands of Moose Mountains Regional Greenways located in the communities of Brookfield, Wakefield, Milton, Union, Farmington, New Durham, Middleton, Wolfeboro, Tuftonboro and Ossipee, New Hampshire rest on the traditional ancestral homelands of the Abenaki, Pennacook, Wabanaki and Pequawket Peoples past and present. We acknowledge and honor with gratitude the aki (land), nebi (water) and the alnobak (people), the original stewards of N’dakinna (homeland). We take this opportunity to humbly thank them and reflect on the history attached to these precious lands. For more information, please visit Indigenous NH.