Migration Day at Commissary Ridge

Migration Day at Commissary Ridge

You’re invited to unique weekend of FREE bird and hawk watching fun! Join HawkWatch International, Audubon Rockies, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, who’ve partnered to bring you up and close to some amazing birding experiences.

Stay the weekend! You can received discounted accommodations at the Best Western PLUS Fossil Country Inn & Suites when you mention "Bird Festival", and dispersed camping can be found at Lake Viva Naughton.

Migration and Bird ID Event

Join us Friday, October 5, 6-8 pm at the South Lincoln Training & Event Center for short presentations, booths, hands-on activities, and information about bird migration and identification.  We will have live raptors on hand for a close up look.  We will discuss the common birds of prey and passerines found in the area, identification tips, and what makes them important to the ecosystem.

Bird Photography

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On Saturday, October 6, 10:30-11:30 am at the Public Library in Kemmerer, professional photographer Elizabeth Boehm will share her experiences and tips to help you capture those amazing bird and wildlife photographs! Please use the link below to register for the bird photography workshop.

Bird Photography from a "Sit Spot":  A slide show and discussion for both birders and bird photographers about using a portable blind at a "Sit Spot" to assist with learning about and capturing amazing photos of bird. 

Migration Day at Commissary Ridge

Take what you learned from the ID presentation and join HawkWatch International at the Commissary Ridge HawkWatch site on Saturday, October 6 from noon - 5pm for a day of identifying migrating raptors overhead with the experts. Come spend the full day or part of the day with us!  Check out our raptor ID fact sheets to prepare for your day of hawk watching. This has been a HawkWatch site since 2002, providing an amazing opportunity to survey unusually high concentrations of migrating raptors. With a steady wind, eagles, hawks, and falcons migrating south tend to fly along the ridge in sight of the observation point.  At last year’s Migration Day, HawkWatch International biologists and the public counted 113 raptors! 

Please note: there are no restrooms or running water at the migration site, so please plan ahead. The closest restroom is a vault toilet at Lake Viva Naughton. If possible, carpooling is advised. Check the Commissary Ridge HawkWatch page for directions; directional signs will be placed along 183 and 233 to help guide you.


Migration Day at Commissary Ridge is a partnership with:

HWI logo tag        Audubon V BLK Rockies              us fish and wildlife service                 wy wgfd logo

Event Details

Event date October 05, 2018 6:00 pm
Event End Date October 06, 2018 5:00 pm
We are no longer accepting registration for this event