Did you know that an average of 20,000 hawks, eagles, falcons, and vultures migrate over our Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch every fall? Join Audubon naturalist Ryan MacLean as we kick off another hawk watching season and learn how to identify and count the raptors seen over the Greenwich Audubon Center. Following an introduction where you will learn of the importance of hawk watches and how to distinguish the different shapes of hawks in flight, we'll use binoculars to look for migrating raptors from Hawk Watch Lawn.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the very first hawk counts from Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch in 1971 and we will be announcing other special celebratory events throughout the autumn that we hope you can join us for. The Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch will be staffed by official hawk counters every day (weather dependent) from September 1st through November 30th. All are welcome to come assist in counting efforts and enjoy the magic of fall hawk migration!
This IN-PERSON program has a limited capacity of participants and will be held entirely outdoors. All participants are required to wear a face mask covering for the duration of the program.
Our buildings and facilities are still closed to the public, so we please ask that you plan accordingly as our restrooms will not be available.
Tickets MUST be purchased in advance through our online ticket sales page. There will be no ticket sales at the door the day of the program. Please be prepared to show proof of your ticket registration, either as a printed copy of your registration receipt or your registration confirmation email on your phone.
- Program Fee: Tickets are $15 per person.
- All ages welcome.
- Pre-registration is required. Select here to register.
- Please register for the quantity of ALL members in your party. The rate for children and adults is the same.
- We will meet you in our parking lot at the start of the program. Please ensure everyone in your party is wearing a face mask.
- For questions, please contact Ryan MacLean at Ryan.MacLean@audubon.org or 203-930-1353.
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Cooper’s Hawk. Photo: Jason Kandume / Audubon Photography Awards
Greenwich Audubon Center is a vibrant nature education center located at the main 285-acre Audubon sanctuary in Greenwich. We are a part of the Audubon Connecticut state office of the National Audubon Society and Atlantic Flyway, and steward a total of seven sanctuaries in the Greenwich area. Our mission is to protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. Visitors are welcome to enjoy our miles of trails, nature programs, education resources, conservation-themed events, and nature store throughout the year.
We support a diverse and inclusive environment, and welcome individuals of all races, physical and mental abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, ethnicities, and perspectives. We work with families to modify programs for accessibility where possible.