A collage of two photos, side by side, of people on a hill using binoculars to look into the sky. The right photo is recent, and the left photo is sepia-tinged and older.
Several people stand on a grassy hill, using binoculars to look up at a bright blue sky.
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Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch Weekend 2022

Celebrate 50 years of Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch with live raptor shows, hawk identification workshops, and the spectacle of hundreds of migrating raptors!
Hawk Watch participants from years past and present. Photo: Greenwich Audubon Center.
Hawk Watch participants from years past and present. Photo: Greenwich Audubon Center.
Things To Do

Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch Weekend 2022

Celebrate 50 years of Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch with live raptor shows, hawk identification workshops, and the spectacle of hundreds of migrating raptors!

As we conclude the 50th anniversary year of Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch, Greenwich Audubon Center is thrilled to announce a two-day celebration of the importance of birds of prey and their incredible migratory journeys. While not of the large scale of our Fall Festivals, this event is a homage to the original Hawk Watch Weekend public events of the 1980s hosted at Greenwich Audubon Center.

People of all ages will be able to enjoy meeting hawks & owls up close during Live Raptor Presentations by falconers & local wildlife rehabilitators as well as learn how to identify the dozens of species of migratory hawks, eagles, falcons and vultures over our heads during Raptor Identification Workshops.

Attendees will be able to scan the skies at Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with our staff & volunteer hawk counters as they point out raptors flying overhead. During this period of peak raptor migration we anticipate large numbers of species such as Bald Eagle, Osprey, Sharp-Shinned Hawk, American Kestrel, and, on days of ideal weather, thousands of Broad-Winged Hawks in a single day.

Schedule of Events 

(There will be no other activities other than those listed below)

Hawks Identification Workshop with Ryan MacLean – Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Raptor Transformations: A raptor evolution activity and Owl Pellet dissection for kids with Leah Steyn - Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Live Raptor Presentations – Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. (See presenters below)

Saturday, September 24th – Christine & Betsy Pereigne of Christine’s Critters

Close up of the faces of a woman and a Red-tailed Hawk.
Red-tailed Hawk. Photo: Christine's Critters.

Sunday, September 25th – Brian Bradley of Skyhunters in Flight

A Eurasian Eagle Owl about to land on a falconer's glove.
Eurasian Eagle Owl. Photo: Skyhunters in Flight

Single Day Tickets MUST be purchased in advance through this online ticket sales page. 

  • Program Fee: Tickets are $20 for Adults, $10 for Children (12 and under).
  • Recommended for all ages.
  • Pre-registration is required. Select HERE to purchase single day tickets.
  • Please register for the quantity of ALL members in your party. 
  • Upon arrival please check in at the entrance of Hawk Watch Lawn.
  • No food or drink will be served at this event.

For questions, please contact Ryan MacLean at Ryan.MacLean@audubon.org or 203-930-1353.

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