The North Fork Audubon Society connects people with nature. We promote the preservation of birds and wildlife by protecting and restoring critical habitats of Long Island’s North Fork. Our hands-on environmental and natural science programs encourage individuals of all ages to participate. We aim to grow a strong community of active members and supporters who value nature.
IDENTIFYING HAWKS IN FLIGHT
Friday, October 2nd
Red House at Inlet Pond Park
65275 Route 48, Greenport
If you love being outdoors on clear fall days with a crisp northwest wind, then you will love to learn how to identify hawks in flight. Falcons, Buteo’s, Vultures, Harriers, Accipiters and Eagles are diurnal migrants that pass through our area every fall and early October is the best time to go out and find them. This program will focus on identifying hawks in flight, which requires a different skill set for the birder, one not based on traditional field marks. This program will describe hawk migration and identification, using techniques employed at hawk watching sites.
Pat Hanly, the presenter, is a local North Fork birder, hawk-watcher and hawk enthusiast. Pat is the new compiler of the Orient Audubon Christmas Bird Count, one of the oldest continuing Audubon counts in the country. He was also a past counter at the Fire Island Hawk Watch.
Field Trip to Watch Hawks at Dune Road in Hampton Bays
With Pat Hanly
Saturday, October 3rd
Meet at Starbuck’s in Mattituck to car-pool
As a follow-up to Pat’s program the evening before, he will lead a field trip to look for hawks on the barrier beaches at Dune Road in Hampton Bays. Finish approximately noon in Hampton Bays.