Bird Walks

Hawk Watch Kickoff & Intro to Hawk ID

Join us as we start another hawk counting season at Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch!

Saturday, August 24, 2024
10:00am - 12:00pm Eastern Greenwich, CT, Connecticut

Location Details

Greenwich Audubon Center

Greenwich Audubon Center, Greenwich, CT, 06831, CT

Hawk Watch Kickoff & Intro to Hawk ID

August 24, 2024 - Greenwich, CT, CT


Did you know that an average of 20,000 hawks, eagles, falcons, and vultures migrate over our Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch every fall? Join Audubon naturalist Ryan MacLean as we kick off another hawk watching season and learn how to identify and count the raptors seen over the Greenwich Audubon Center. Following a slide show introduction where you will learn of the importance of hawk watches and how to distinguish the different shapes of hawks in flight, we'll use binoculars to look for migrating raptors from Hawk Watch Lawn.The Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch will be staffed by official hawk counters every day (weather dependent) from August 20th through November 30th 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. All are welcome to come assist in counting efforts and enjoy the magic of fall hawk migration!

This IN-PERSON program has a limited capacity and will start with an indoor slide show. 

Tickets MUST be purchased in advance through this online ticket sales page. There will be no ticket sales at the door the day of the program. RSVP is required.

  • Program Fee: Tickets are $15 per person.
  • Recommended for ages 6 and up.
  • Pre-registration is required. Select HERE to Register.
  • Please register for the quantity of ALL members in your party. The rate for children and adults is the same.
  • Upon arrival please check in at the front desk and proceed to Kiernan Hall where our slide show will take place.
  • For questions, please contact Ryan MacLean at or 203-930-1353.

​Please note, by signing up for this event you are consenting to receive emails from Audubon about this program and our conservation work. You may opt-out of our emails at any time.

American Kestrel. Photo: Will Sooter / Audubon Photography Awards

Greenwich Audubon Center is a vibrant nature education center located at the main 285-acre Audubon sanctuary in Greenwich. We are a part of the Audubon Connecticut state office of the National Audubon Society and Atlantic Flyway, and steward a total of seven sanctuaries in the Greenwich area. Our mission is to protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. Visitors are welcome to enjoy our miles of trails, nature programs, education resources, conservation-themed events, and nature store throughout the year.

We support a diverse and inclusive environment, and welcome individuals of all races, physical and mental abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, ethnicities, and perspectives. We work with families to modify programs for accessibility where possible.

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