In a single day, hundreds and sometimes thousands of raptors and other birds may pass Derby Hill Bird Observatory on their way north along the shore of Lake Ontario. Join Naturalist and former Derby Hill Hawk Counter Anna Stunkel at Derby Hill to learn about these birds’ journeys, get an insider’s perspective on how and why this research is conducted, and learn some observation tips for watching raptors on the move. For the second part of the trip, we will look for birds among the hedgerows and do some optional trail work to help maintain the habitat and trail accessibility here.
More details: This program is designed for adults. We will plan to go for a walk on moderate terrain around the hedgerows for the second part of the program. If parking at the base of the hill is required due to mud, the hike to the top is more difficult but car rides to the top in the Baltimore Woods vehicle can be accommodated. Space is limited. Online pre-registration is required.