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Hawk Watch set

By Staff | Sep 6, 2013

A hawk watch has been set for Wednesday, Sept. 18 at the Washington Monument State Park on South Mountain just east of Boonsboro, Md. The event is being co-sponsored by the Potomac Valley Audubon Society and the Washington County (MD) Bird Club.

The annual Broad-winged hawk migration is usually at its peak at this time, and this trip should provide an excellent opportunity to view these magnificent birds as they soar over the mountain’s ridge tops.

The trip will begin at 8:30 a.m. It will be free and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, regardless of their birding skills. Children will be welcome.

However, pre-registration will be essential because space constraints at the viewing site will limit participation to just eight people. To register and get directions, contact Sandy Sagalkin at 240-291-6465 or monsansagalkin@myactv.net.

Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for prevailing weather conditions, and bring along water and bug spray.

Binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them. The trip will canceled in the event of rain because hawks do not fly in such weather.