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 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.
More details: This program will meet at the North Lookout, which is at the top of the hill on Grandview Avenue. Watch for signs directing you towards parking; if it is very muddy, we may need to park at the bottom of the hill and go for a brief hike to the top. Depending on migration activity that day, we may go for a walk on moderate terrain around the hedgerows. If parking at the base of the hill is required, the hike to the top is more difficult but car rides to the top in the Baltimore Woods vehicle can be accommodated.
Pre-registration is required.
This program is designed for ages 12 and up.
Please meet the group at 10am at Derby Hill Bird Observatory.
Dress warmly and bring binoculars if you have them; a few extras will be provided in addition to spotting scopes.