What you don’t know about CT and hawks

Did you know that an average of 20,000 hawks, eagles, falcons, and vultures migrate over the Audubon Greenwich Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch every fall? On August 28 Ryan MacLean, the “hawk-counter” of Audubon Greenwich located on 13 Riversville Road in Greenwich is kicking off another hawk-watching season. From 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., bird lovers of all ages are welcome to come to the Greenwich Audubon to learn how the staff of the Audubon identifies and tallies raptors at Audubon Greenwich and other hawk watches across the country.

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The session will begin with a presentation in Kiernan Hall at the Kimberlin Nature Education Center building. Following this informative session, participants will go on a short walk to Hawk Watch lawn where they will learn how to use binoculars and, with some luck, see a few raptors up close. Make sure to bring your own binoculars; and, if you don’t have a pair, remember to make arrangements to borrow one of the Audubon’s loaner pairs. Picnic refreshments will be served on the lawn afterward. All ages are welcome and the cost to participate is $5 per person. Please RSVP to Gigi Lombardi at glombardi@audubon.org or 203-930-1351.

For more area information www.visitfairfieldcountyct.com

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