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Raptor Migration Field Trip

September 17, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

- Free

Every fall raptors migrate south along the Appalachian Mountains. Several species of hawks, eagles, and falcons can be seen migrating, but the biggest spectacles are the days when huge numbers of Broad-winged Hawks fly by. If we’re lucky we might see thousands! One of the expert bird-watchers on our staff will lead the group and discuss how to identify raptors in flight. We will meet at Snickers Gap, where there’s an excellent view of migrating raptors.

Cost: Free!

Age: This program is intended for an adult audience. Interested children accompanied by an adult are welcome to attend.

Bring: Please bring binoculars. It can be very cold and windy in the gap, so we also recommend dressing for those conditions and bringing a hot drink in a thermos.

Weather policy: Date and time subject to change dependent on weather. Please check your email for updates on the morning of the event.

COVID-19 Information: This program will be entirely outdoors (an outside porta potty will be available). Please do not attend if you are experiencing or have experienced in the last two weeks any symptoms associated with COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc.).

Registration is REQUIRED.

Cancellation policy: If you register and can no longer attend this event, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can open your spot to someone else.

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September 17, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Snickers Gap
Bluemont, VA 20135 United States + Google Map