Migration Magic: Enjoying Neotropical Migrant Birds on the Move

By Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (other events)

Sat, Sep 16 2023 6:30 AM EDT Sun, Sep 17 2023 5:00 PM EDT


Birdwatching is a fast-growing pastime and viewing bird migration along the Mountain can be thrilling introduction to birds and their identification. Neotropical birds are a subset of birds that travel from North to South America along migration corridors each fall. Hawk Mountain is well known for its concentration of neotropical migrants in fall and birdwatching is an exciting way to enjoy nature. Geared towards novice and intermediate birdwatchers, Dr. Master will provide an introduction to neotropical birds, their identification and migration behavior, and provide attendees with the tools to continue their education after the workshop. Participants will be sent a pre-recorded Zoom lecture one week prior to the course. During the two-day field component, Dr. Master and the group will explore different habitats around and on Hawk Mountain to find and identify migrating songbirds and raptors and have a brief introduction to trapping and banding songbirds.

Binoculars can be provided.

Instructor: Dr. Terry Master, retired Professor from East Stroudsburg University.

All participants receive training certificate. No experience is required, other than ability and gear for hiking rocky terrain on Hawk Mountain trails. Housing or camping on site may be available for an additional fee. For more information, contact Dr. Laurie Goodrich at 570-943-3411 ext. 106 or [email protected].

$200, $175 for Members and Students
Limited to 10 participants.

Sat, Sept 16  •  6:30 AM - 3 PM
Sun, Sept 17  •  7:00 AM - 12 PM
* Times subject to change. 

This course is part of Hawk Mountain's Appalachian Field Institute workshop series, featuring 1-to-3-day field-oriented workshops designed for the amateur or professional naturalist (ages 18+) who are interested in learning more about the natural history and ecology of the central Appalachians. Certificates of completion will be provided to all attendees.

Scholarship opportunities are available via our IDEA Fund. Contact Laurie Goodrich at [email protected] to inquire.