The Chelan Ridge Hawk Migration Festival is cancelled this year. However, we welcome visitors to the Chelan Ridge HawkWatch during days of operation of Aug 23 - Oct 27.
Join the Methow Valley Ranger District, HawkWatch International, and North Central Washington Audubon Society this fall for the 7th annual Chelan Ridge Hawk Migration Festival. This free family event combines activities in Pateros, WA with shuttle trips to the Chelan Ridge migration site to learn about and celebrate raptors as they journey to winter territories.
You will get to visit vendors, see raptor demonstrations, listen to live music, and take a trip to the spectacular Chelan Ridge raptor migration site. During the day, shuttles will run from Pateros to Chelan Ridge where visitors can see raptors such as Cooper’s Hawk up close when they are banded and released. Chelan Ridge sits 5,675 feet above sea level along the flyway of migrating raptors. HawkWatch International field crew who live at the Ridge during the migration season will offer insight into what it is like to live and breathe raptors and show how the birds are banded and tracked. This is an amazing experience with environmental education and interpretation conducted by on-site educators, Forest Service personnel, and volunteers.