Field Trip

Saturday Sunset Series

Join us at the Robbers Roost Bookstore in the beautiful Torrey, Utah for a live raptor presentation. This program is part of Entrada Institute's Saturday Sunset Series and will include a local birding field trip led by HWI the following morning.

Saturday, August 29, 7:30-8:30 pm
Join HawkWatch International for an evening of raptors. Come see a live bird of prey up close and listen to a presentation on local raptors and conservation research the organization is conducting to study and protect these magnificent creatures.

Sunday, August 30, 8-11 am
Join Neil Paprocki of HawkWatch International for a birding field trip at the Koosharem Reservoir. Bring your binoculars and birding questions. Meet at the Robbers Roost Bookstore at 8 am to caravan, or meet at the Reservoir (parking lot on east side with restroom) at 9 am.

Event date August 29, 2015 7:30 PM
Hawkwatching at Alta

Join Neil Paprocki and Jerry Liguori from HawkWatch International, Alta Ski Area, and Friends of Alta for an afternoon of hawk and bird watching at Alta. Learn about in-flight identification and get the tricks of the trade. This event is made possible and sponsored by Alta Ski Area and Friends of Alta.

We will meet inside for a brief raptor ID presentation before taking the Collins lift up for a couple hours of hawk watching along the ridge. There will be shuttle service back down for those who do not want to hike.

Bring your binoculars, water, snacks, sunscreen, light rain jacket, and your raptor curiosity!


Meet at the Alta Peruvian Lodge for a presentation and then walk to the lift. Registrants get 25% off at Albion Grill before the event.

  • 12:00 pm:  Albion Grill is offering 25% off lunch for event participants.
  • 1:00 pm: Meet in the Alta Peruvian Lodge for a brief raptor ID program by HWI.
  • 1:30 pm: Walk to Collins lift and restroom break
  • 1:45 pm: Take the lift up to the ridge where we will be hawkwatching for the afternoon.
  • 3:15 pm: Shuttles will start taking people back down for those who do not want to hike down (~30 ride down).
  • 4:30 pm: Hike back to parking lot and leisure wildlife viewing along the way.


Use the links below to register. Please register before September 10 so we can get a head count for the lift service up.

Contact Joseph with questions via email or call 801-484-6808 x103.


Alta Logo          Friends of Alta Logo          hawkwatch logo

Event date September 12, 2015 1:00 PM
Event End Date September 12, 2015 5:00 PM

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Hawk Watch Along Grandeur Peak Trail

Migration season is here! Join Jerry Liguori for a 15-25 minute hike to an overlook along the Wasatch Mts (near Parley’s Canyon) for a day of hawk watching. Jerry will share all his tips and tricks to identifying raptors as they fly south on migration! Make sure to pack water and snacks for the day. Bring your binoculars, hat, sunscreen, camping chair, and a light jacket in case it turns chilly.

We will meet at the parking lot at the north end of Wasatch Blvd. (above 3300 south) at 10:00 am and stay as long as the birds keep flying!

Granderu Peak hike map


For question, email Nelson or call 801-484-6808 x101

Event date September 19, 2015 10:00 AM
Event End Date September 19, 2015 1:00 PM

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Owls of the Night: Presentation & Prowl

These aren't the birds in the park you feed stale bread--these are instinctive killers with talons that can crush bones and eyes as big as their head. We rarely see these illusive creatures of the night, but we hear their hoots in the witching hour. Join HWI's Dave Oleyar for a presentation on owls and their unique adaptations, and come see a real owl up close. After we fill your head with owl facts, we'll take a stroll around the Wheeler Farm trails to listen for owl calls. So bring your hears, bring your eyes, bring your curiosty...and come learn about Owls of the Night!

Register on the Wheeler Historic Farm website. Click the link below and select Owl Prowl 2015.

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Event date October 28, 2015 7:00 PM
Event End Date October 28, 2015 8:00 PM
Rio Grande Valley Raptor Trip

Join the Hawk Migration Association of North America (HMANA) for their Raptors of the Rio Grande Valley Tour, taking place November 9-15, 2015.

The Rio Grande Valley in South Texas is home to a host of raptor species that are rarely found anywhere else in the country, such as Hook-billed Kite, White-tailed Hawk and Aplomado Falcons. Add to these great raptors specialties like White-tailed Kite, Gray Hawk, Zone-tailed Hawk, Harris’s Hawk and Crested Caracara and it’s easy to understand why the Rio Grande Valley is at the top of most US raptor fans bucket list.

For more information and registration, click here.

Photo credit: White-tailed Hawk, photo by Catherine Hamilton

HawkWatch International is a member of the Hawk Migration Association of North American and partners with the organization on several projects.

Event date November 09, 2015
Event End Date November 09, 2015