Owl Prowl at Alta

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Join us for an Owl Prowl field trip at Alta Ski Resort on July 16.  We will meet in the Albion Grill at 8 pm for a short presentation on resident owls, and you'll get to meet Kotori our Great Horned Owl.  We will then shuttle up to the Catherine's Pass Trailhead for a dusk/nighttime stroll to listen for owls.  This is a family friendly event, but please respect the need for quiet on our owl prowl walk and no pets.

HawkWatch International is co-hosting this event with Alta Environmental Center and Friends of Alta.

What to bring

Bring your hiking shoes and dress for cold weather. Bring some water and your binoculars.  Trail snacks will be provided.

Register

This is a free event but registration is required.  Please use the registration links below to sign-up.  You will need to sign a liability waiver at the presentation. Questions? You can contact Nelson Holmes via email or call 801-484-6808 x101.
Event date July 16, 2016 8:00 pm
Event End Date July 16, 2016 10:30 pm
Accipiter Field Trip at Alta
Accipiters are forest dwelling hawks with long tails that allow them to easily maneuver through tight spaces.  The 3 North American accipiters are Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, and Northern Goshawk.   Join us at Alta Ski Resort for a short presentation on accipiters to learn more about these specialized hawks, followed by a hawk watch stroll through the Albion Meadows Trail area to find some accipiters in their habitat.
 
HawkWatch International is co-hosting this event with Alta Environmental Center and Friends of Alta.

What to bring

Bring your hiking shoes and an extra layer for cold weather. Bring plenty of water and your binoculars.  Trail snacks will be provided.

Register

This is a free event but registration is required.  Please use the registration links below to sign-up.  You will need to sign a liability waiver at the presentation. Questions? You can contact Nelson Holmes via email or call 801-484-6808 x101.
Event date July 31, 2016 9:00 am
Event End Date July 31, 2016 1:00 pm

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Raptor ID Workshop & Bonney Butte field trip

Hawks, eagles, and falcons can be challenging to identify, particularly in flight. Dave Irons and Shawneen Finnegan will cover the basics of raptor identification in the evening class and then you’ll have an opportunity to practice your new skills with Jerry Liguori on a field trip to Bonney Butte, a hawk migration study site near Mt. Hood that offers an opportunity to see migrating raptors on their way to their wintering grounds. Jerry Liguori is the author of three books and numerous articles on raptors and his studies have taken him across most of North America, researching raptor biology, life history, identification, migration, and general behavior. Dave Ironsis one of Oregon’s top birders and Shawneen Finnegan once lived in one of the most famous hawk-watching locations in North America (Cape May, New Jersey), where she observed thousands of hawks each fall.

In Cooperation with Portland Audubon

SESSION A
Sept. 23 (Fri), 7–9PM: Class in Heron Hall

Sept. 24 (Sat), 8AM–5PM: Field Trip to Bonney Butte (transportation provided)

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SESSION B

Sept. 23 (Fri), 7–9PM: Class in Heron Hall

Sept. 25 (Sun), 8AM–5PM: Field Trip to Bonney Butte (transportation provided)

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Class with Field Trip (limited to 20 participants per session): $95 for Portland Audubon or HawkWatch Interntaional members/ $115 non-members.  Fee includes transportation to Bonney Butte HawkWatch site.

Class-only Option: $14

REGISTER ONLINE HERE
Event date September 23, 2016
Event End Date September 25, 2016
Bosque del Apache field trip

Join us for an all-day outing with Roger Grimshaw as field trip leader to watch for raptors and other bird life in the beautiful Bosque del Apache National Widllife Refuge.  We will meet at the Visitor Center at 9 a.m. and car pool from there.  Make sure to bring water, lunch, binoculars, cameras, and wear warm clothing.   We will reserve the following Saturday, January 14 as a weather date.

Be sure to put this on your calendar and email Bobbie () to reserve your spot on the list.
 
Directions:  Drive south on I-25 nine miles past Socorro to Exit 139, go east one-fourth mile on US 380 to the flashing signal at the village of San Antonio, turn right onto Old Highway 1, and drive south nine miles to the Visitor Center.

Event date January 07, 2017 9:00 am
Winter Raptor ID Presentation

Winter is an exciting time for hawk watching, as we get to see species we don't normally see other times of the year!

Join us for an overview presentation of some of these special winter raptor species, along with some of our perennial residents.  We will focus on identification tips and information on their life cycle, and answer any questions you may have.  We want to help prepare you for some winter hawk watching so you can spot those Short-eared Owls, Rough-legged Hawks, Bald Eagles, and Merlins.  We also invite you to join us on our Jan 21 and Feb 18 Winter Raptor Field Trips.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

This is a free event but we will cap registration to ensure adequate space.  So use the links below to register today!

Event date January 12, 2017 7:00 pm
Event End Date January 12, 2017 8:30 pm

We are no longer accepting registration for this event