Bridger Raptor Festival

 

The Bridger Raptor Festival is an annual event held in early October in and around Bozeman, Montana. The festival, which is free to the public, centers around the largest known Golden Eagle migration in the United States. Since 1991 a raptor migration count has taken place every fall at the Bridger Bowl ski area in the Gallatin National Forest just north of Bozeman. Festival activities focus on raptor viewing and include nature walks and talks, educational and entertaining programs and activities for people of all ages. Learn more about the Bridger Mountains raptor migration site.

For information and a complete list of activities, visit the festival website.

 

Event date October 03, 2014
Event End Date October 05, 2014
Frontline Science

Spend a weekend at one of our migration sites with the HWI field crew, and participate in our monitoring and trapping/banding research as a field biologist. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to learn about raptors upclose and personal with HawkWatch International.

10/03/2014-10/05/2014 with Jerry Liguori at Goshute Mountains, NV, or at Manzano Mountains, NM and Bonney Butte, OR.

Click here to learn more and reserve your spot!
Event date October 04, 2014 8:00 am
Event End Date October 05, 2014 5:00 pm
Frontline Science

Spend a weekend at one of our migration sites with the HWI field crew, and participate in our monitoring and trapping/banding research as a field biologist. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to learn about raptors upclose and personal with HawkWatch International.

10/10/14-10/12/2014 at Goshute Mountains, NV or Manzano Mountains, NM.

Click here to learn more and reserve your spot!
Event date October 11, 2014 8:00 am
Event End Date October 12, 2014 5:00 pm
Basin & Range

HawkWatch International will be joining the Great Salt Lake Audubon for the Basin & Range Weekend Seminar, June 13-14, 2015. The weekend seminar brings together students of nature, lay people and professionals for field studies at Great Basin National Park. HawkWatch will be providing two sessions on Raptors of the Great Basin.

Click here for the seminar brochure with more information and registration details.

Event date June 13, 2015 9:00 am
Event End Date June 13, 2015 4:00 pm
Beers & Birds

 

HawkWatch International and Outdoor Project are partnering to offer a series of fun outdoor and raptor related events in Portland.

 


Beers & Birds at Migration Brewery

It's migration season! What better way to celebrate than a couple cold brews at Migration Brewery! Come meet a live raptor up close with Close Encounters and have some beers with the HawkWatch International and Outdoor Project. Migration Brewery is generously donating 10% of beer sales!

Migration BrewingWhen: Friday, September 18, 2015  |  6-8 pm
Where: Migration Brewery (2828 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97232)
Special Instructions: Come thirsty!
Hosts: Migration Brewery, Outdoor Project, HawkWatch International, American Wildlife Foundation

Raptor ID Workshop and Field Trip at Pro Photo Supply

HawkWatch International is hosting a free Raptor ID Workshop to help you hone your identification skills for the migration season. Meet a live raptor by AFW's Close Encounters. After the workshop, we will go on a hawkwatching field trip at Sauvie Island to put those new ID skills to practice.

Our friends at Pro Photo Supply will be hosting a photo workshop right after the Raptor ID Workshop. Stick around for some wildlife photography tips and tricks from the professionals. Take your camera to our hawkwatching field trip afterwards and put those photography tips to practice.

Pro Photo SupplyWhen: Saturday, September 19, 2015
           10-11 am, Raptor ID Workshop
           11:30 am-noon, Photo Workshop
           1-3 pm, Hawkwatching Field Trip at Sauvie Island
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center (1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209)
Special Instructions: Bring your binoculars and camera! You will need to purchase a parking permit for Sauvie Island Widlife Area. We will meet at the 7-11 convenience store off the island at 1pm to get permits and caravan (14491 N. W. St. Helens Road). Plan on two hours to drive the loop and stop at points of interest.
Hosts: Pro Photo Supply, Outdoor Project, HawkWatch International, American Wildlife Foundation
 
FIELD TRIP UPDATE: We will meet at 1pm at 7-11/Subway just before the bridge; we will then head across the Sauvie Island bridge to the parking lot across from the corner store. LOOK FOR THE HAWK MOBILE (Subaru). We will drive to the Wildife area on the NW end of the Island, to the last parking lot past Grassy Lake. We will be there hawk and bird watching until 3pm Come join at any time.

Migration Day at Bonney Butte

Raptor migration is one of the greatest spectacles of the skies! Come visit a live migration research site for a day of outdoor fun and hawkwatching. HawkWatch International's Bonney Butte migration site is located in Mt. Hood National Forest and has been in operation for more than 20 years. Enjoy the drive and hike in the forest, and spend some time at the site with the HawkWatch crew who will help you spot and identify migrating raptors. Banding operations take place at the site, so chances are you'll get the rare opportunity to see wild raptors up close and personal that were just trapped and banded.

When: Sunday, September 20, 2015  |  8 am-5 pm
Where: Bonney Butte HawkWatch site (Outdoor Project map/directions)
Special Instructions: High clearance vehicle recommended for the last 4 miles of Forest Service road. Bring your binoculars. Dress in layers. Bring water and snacks.
Hosts: Outdoor Project, HawkWatch International

Sponsors

Outdoor Project logo           hawkwatch logo    Migration Brewing           Pro Photo Supply           AWF logo

Event date September 18, 2015 6:00 pm
Event End Date September 18, 2015 8:00 pm