Hawk Mountain March 2018 Events

    Children’s Workshop: Owl Moon
    Saturday, March 24, 10 AM – 12 PM
    Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton
    $5 for Members, $10 for Non-Members
    Children will explore the book Owl Moon, learn the song by Bruce O’Brien, meet a live owl, and create their own illustration. Snow date is April 21. Registration required.

     

    Educator Workshop: American Kestrel Webcam
    Friday, March 30, 9 AM – 3 PM
    Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton
    Free!
    This workshop will provide elementary and middle level educators with lesson plans and activities that use Hawk Mountain’s live American kestrel webcam footage as a focus for learning. Participants will receive all educational materials and lesson plans. Act 48 approved. Registration required.

     

    Raptor Egg Hunt
    Saturday, March 31, 10 AM & 1 PM
    Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton
    $5 for Members, $10 for Non-Members
    Geared for ages 3-12, the event starts off with an educational lesson on raptor eggs, followed by a hunt for wooden eggs hidden throughout the forest. All eggs are turned in for a prize! Registration is required. Raptors Up Close programs are held for free at 11 AM and 2 PM in the Visitor Center Gallery.

    For more information call 610-756-6961 or visit www.hawkmountain.org.

    Hawk Mountain updates Silhouette Trail with new raptors
    The international award-winning, ADA accessible Silhouette Trail, which meanders through Hawk Mountain’s ridge-top forest between the Trail Head and South Lookout, has undergone another display transformation. The trail-side gallery now features 7 new raptor silhouettes, this time of a specific bird of prey.

    The specially commissioned gallery features life-size, in-flight silhouettes of 7 species of endangered and Near Threatened eagles from around the world, including the Beaudouin’s Snake-eagle, the Black-and-Chestnut Eagle, The Crowned Eagle, The Eastern Imperial Eagle, The Greater Spotted Eagle, the Madagascar Fish-eagle, and the Philippine Eagle.

    Sixty of the world’s 330 species of raptors belong to four decidedly different groups of birds of prey known as eagles. Although many eagles are doing fine, twelve of them, including the seven species described here, are listed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature as Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable, or Near-threatened globally.

    We display silhouettes of these endangered birds of prey on the Silhouette Trail to highlight their size and conservation status and to describe the factors that threaten them.  Hawk Mountain works with conservationists globally, in an attempt to learn more about endangered raptors and how we can better protect them.

    The one-of-a-kind silhouettes will remain on display through the summer, and a brochure describing the raptors and their current conservation status are available in the Visitor Center or by download at hawkmountain.org/silhouettetrail.

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