Winter Raptor Field Trip

Expand your hawkwatching to the winter months and see species you may not have seen before!

Join us for an adventure to see the array of raptors that make their homes in Utah for the winter.  Enjoy the company of other hawk watchers and learn some tips from our science staff on identifying raptors during this often underappreciated time of year.

Location & What to Bring

We will select the location closer to the field trip date, and will follow the birds.  The location will be within a 30-40 mile drive time from Salt Lake City.  We will communicate location and car pooling details, so make sure to give us a good email when you register.

Make sure to:

  • Dress for the weather: layer up, wear boots or shoes with good traction, bring gloves and beanie
  • Bring binoculars (we will have a spotting scope and an extra pair of optics to share)
  • Bring water and any snacks (we will have some botteld water as well)

Cost

Cost is free for HWI members and $10 for non-members.

  • Members, email us to receive a coupon code for free registration.
  • Not sure if you're current on your membership?  Email us and we will let you know.
  • Click here to learn more about HWI membership

Registration will be capped at 25 people to keep the group small and intimate.  Use the links below to register today!

Weather Date

If we have bad weather on the planned date, we will move the field trip to the following day, Sunday, January 22.

Event date January 21, 2017 10:00 AM
Event End Date January 21, 2017 2:00 PM
Individual Price $10.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Winter Raptor Field Trip

Expand your hawkwatching to the winter months and see species you may not have seen before!

Join us for an adventure to see the array of raptors that make their homes in Utah for the winter.  Enjoy the company of other hawk watchers and learn some tips from our science staff on identifying raptors during this often underappreciated time of year.

Location & What to Bring

We will select the location closer to the field trip date, and will follow the birds.  The location will be within a 30-40 mile drive time from Salt Lake City.  We will communicate location and car pooling details, so make sure to give us a good email when you register.

Make sure to:

  • Dress for the weather: layer up, wear boots or shoes with good traction, bring gloves and beanie
  • Bring binoculars (we will have a spotting scope and an extra pair of optics to share)
  • Bring water and any snacks (we will have some botteld water as well)

Cost

Cost is free for HWI members and $10 for non-members.

  • Members, email us to receive a coupon code for free registration.
  • Not sure if you're current on your membership?  Email us and we will let you know.
  • Click here to learn more about HWI membership

Registration will be capped at 25 people to keep the group small and intimate.  Use the links below to register today!

Weather Date

If we have bad weather on the planned date, we will move the field trip to the following day, Sunday, February 5.

Event date February 04, 2017 10:00 AM
Event End Date February 04, 2017 2:00 PM
Individual Price $10.00
Winter Raptor Field Trip

Expand your hawkwatching to the winter months and see species you may not have seen before!

Join us for an adventure to see the array of raptors that make their homes in Utah for the winter.  Enjoy the company of other hawk watchers and learn some tips from our science staff on identifying raptors during this often underappreciated time of year.

Location & What to Bring

We will select the location closer to the field trip date, and will follow the birds.  The location will be within a 30-40 mile drive time from Salt Lake City.  We will communicate location and car pooling details, so make sure to give us a good email when you register.

Make sure to:

  • Dress for the weather: layer up, wear boots or shoes with good traction, bring gloves and beanie
  • Bring binoculars (we will have a spotting scope and an extra pair of optics to share)
  • Bring water and any snacks (we will have some botteld water as well)

Cost

Cost is free for HWI members and $10 for non-members.

  • Members, email us to receive a coupon code for free registration.
  • Not sure if you're current on your membership?  Email us and we will let you know.
  • Click here to learn more about HWI membership

Registration will be capped at 25 people to keep the group small and intimate.  Use the links below to register today!

Weather Date

If we have bad weather on the planned date, we will move the field trip to the following day, Sunday, February 19.

Event date February 18, 2017 10:00 AM
Event End Date February 18, 2017 2:00 PM
Individual Price $10.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Raptor ID Hoffman

Join HawkWatch International founder Steve Hoffman for an informative classroom presentation on raptor identification.

Note: this is the classroom workshop only.  Click here to sign up for the workshop and field trip.

Have you ever wanted to sharpen your raptor identification skills?  Join Steve for a classroom presentation as he provides a detailed discussion of the identification and natural history of western diurnal raptors species.  Steve’s illustrated evening presentation will include a description of the most common western species, including plumage and color forms, age and sex variations, subspecies, and will include helpful behavioral clues to sharpen your in-flight identification skills.  Steve’s presentation will be especially valuable for “intermediate” and “advanced” raptor-watching enthusiasts, although beginners will also find this workshop quite helpful.

Pizza and soda provided during workshop.

Steve Hoffman Bio

Steve Hoffman

Recently retired as Executive Director of Montana Audubon, Steve Hoffman served in this capacity for more than decade. He has devoted his entire 38-year career to wildlife conservation. After 10 years of government service (primarily as an Endangered Species Biologist for the US Fish & Wildlife Service in the American Southwest), in 1986 Steve founded HawkWatch International. He has authored more than 35 scientific papers on raptor migration, ecology, conservation, and endangered species management. Steve has given dozens of presentations throughout the US and abroad on the identification, migration and conservation of raptors. He earned his M.S. degree in Wildlife Ecology from Utah State University in 1979.

Event date April 06, 2017 6:30 PM
Event End Date April 06, 2017 9:00 PM
Individual Price $25.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Raptor ID Hoffman 

Join HawkWatch International founder Steve Hoffman for an exciting two-day raptor ID workshop and field trip event.

Have you ever wanted to sharpen your raptor identification skills?  Join Steve for a classroom presentation as he provides a detailed discussion of the identification and natural history of western diurnal raptors species.  Steve’s illustrated evening presentation will include a description of the most common western species, including plumage and color forms, age and sex variations, subspecies, and will include helpful behavioral clues to sharpen your in-flight identification skills.  Steve’s presentation will be especially valuable for “intermediate” and “advanced” raptor-watching enthusiasts, although beginners will also find this workshop quite helpful.

Following the workshop, Steve will lead a field trip with HWI's biologists for some spring migration hawk watching with the pros.  This is a great opportunity to ask all your questions and learn in-flight identification in the field.

Field Trip Update:

Due to the weather this weekend, we are offering two field trip options, Friday from 9am-4pm will be a spring migration hawkwatching field trip up in the mountains, and Saturday from 9am-4pm will be a trip out to the west desert for some hawk and bird watching.  Please notate which you would prefer in the comment box in the registration.

WHEN

Thursday, April 6 from 6:30 - 9 pm  |  Classroom Workshop (pizza and soda provided)

Saturday, April 8 from 9 am - 4 pm |  Hawkwatching Field Trip (box lunch and water provided)

WHERE

Workshop and field trip location will be provided upon registration.  Participants will be responsible for their own transportation, but carpooling option will be available for the field trip.  Once registered you will receive a confirmation email with all workshop and field trip details.

COST

$50 for HWI members / $75 for non-members

HWI members use discount code "member" when checking out.  If you are unsure of your member status, email us  or call 801.484.6808 for help.

Click here to sign up for the classroom workshop only.

Register Now

Click below to register online, or call us at 801.484.6808 to register over the phone.

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Steve Hoffman Bio

Steve Hoffman

Recently retired as Executive Director of Montana Audubon, Steve Hoffman served in this capacity for more than decade. He has devoted his entire 38-year career to wildlife conservation. After 10 years of government service (primarily as an Endangered Species Biologist for the US Fish & Wildlife Service in the American Southwest), in 1986 Steve founded HawkWatch International. He has authored more than 35 scientific papers on raptor migration, ecology, conservation, and endangered species management. Steve has given dozens of presentations throughout the US and abroad on the identification, migration and conservation of raptors. He earned his M.S. degree in Wildlife Ecology from Utah State University in 1979.

Event date April 08, 2017
Event End Date April 08, 2017
Individual Price $75.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event