Hawk Watch Volunteer Training

Come out and learn how to identify the hawks that migrate through the Rio Grande Valley!

When Sep 06, 2014
from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Contact Name Hannah Buschert
Contact Email
Contact Phone (956) 584-9156

Join us at our Hawk Watch Volunteer Training Day, where we will help you develop skills to use on our Hawk Tower during Hawk Watch.  This will be a classroom focus on field identification of raptors in flight. 

Hawk Watch is an important citizen science program, during which volunteer hawk counters work to tally the raptor migrationas they pass over the Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park Hawk Tower.  Birds of prey are important indicators of environmental well-being and Bentsen's annual Hawk Watch program contributes to HawkCount--a long-term study monitoring raptor population trends and the largest standarized raptor migration count network in the world.  HawkCount is a project of Hawk Migration Association of North America (www.hawkcount.org).  This will take place Thursdays through Sundays in September, from 8:30-11:30am, and everyday in October from 8:30-11:30am. 

Please remember to bring your binoculars, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and drinking water. Park admission and registration is required. To register for Hawk Watch Training Day or for more information contact, please call (956) 584-9156.

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