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Identifying Hawks in Flight with North Fork Audubon
October 2, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
IDENTIFYING HAWKS IN FLIGHT Presented by, North Fork Audubon
Friday, October 2nd
Red House at Inlet Pond Park
65275 Route 48, Greenport
If you love being outdoors on clear fall days with a crisp northwest wind, then you will love to learn how to identify hawks in flight. Falcons, Buteo’s, Vultures, Harriers, Accipiters and Eagles are diurnal migrants that pass through our area every fall and early October is the best time to go out and find them. This program will focus on identifying hawks in flight, which requires a different skill set for the birder, one not based on traditional field marks. This program will describe hawk migration and identification, using techniques employed at hawk watching sites.
Pat Hanly, the presenter, is a local North Fork birder, hawk-watcher and hawk enthusiast. Pat is the new compiler of the Orient Audubon Christmas Bird Count, one of the oldest continuing Audubon counts in the country. He was also a past counter at the Fire Island Hawk Watch.