Event Detail

Sep
19
Sunday
Sep
19
Sun
Education :: Environment
Flathead Audubon Offers Hawk Watch Field Trip
9:00 AM
Jewel Basin
Description:
Flathead Audubon is offering a field trip to view migrating raptors on, Sunday September 19, from 9:00 AM- 6:00 PM (approximately). Dan Casey will lead the trip to the Jewel Basin Hawk Watch site. The second half of September offers peak numbers and diversity of passing raptors. Expect to see more than 100 hawks of 10 or more species if conditions are right. Last year the group saw 595 birds on September 21, an all-time high count! This trip involves a 2.2 mile hike of moderate difficulty (each way), gaining 1,400 vertical feet from the Jewel Basin parking lot.

Attendees should wear sturdy footwear. Hiking poles are recommended. You should also bring binoculars, water, lunch and clothing layers for changing weather conditions. The trip will be canceled or rescheduled if weather conditions are unsuitable. The trip is limited to 10 participants. Please contact Dan at 406 270-5941 to sign up and get more information. Carpooling will be encouraged for vaccinated people. The road to the Jewel Basin is rough and parking is limited. The time of the field trip includes both driving from Bigfork and hiking to the viewing area.

This field trip is free and open to the public.
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Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Jewel Basin
Address: None Bigfork, MT 59911
Phone: 4062606443

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