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Hawk Watch at Castle in the Clouds Conservation Area

 September 29, 2023 • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us on Friday, September 29th for a morning of birding at the Castle in the Clouds meadows where we will look for migrant birds, with a special emphasis on raptors (hawks, falcons, eagles, and others). Ken Klapper (co-author of Birds of the Squam Lakes Region) will give a brief overview of raptor identification and the odyssey of migration. Then we will scan the skies for birds of prey and other species winging their way south or stopping at the meadows or Shannon Pond to rest and refuel. Some light hiking (one mile or less on easy terrain) may be required. 

Copies of Birds of the Squam Lakes Region will be available for purchase ($35 cash or check payable to “SLNSC”) and signing from Ken.

Registration: Registration is required for this event. Please complete our Google Form by clicking the “Sign Up” button below. You will receive a confirmation email, which may take 1-3 days.

Bring/Wear: Binoculars will be essential and participants should bring their own pairs; sunscreen, water, a snack, and appropriate attire are recommended.

Cost: All LRCT guided events are free

Children’s Participation: Please check in with us in advance if you are considering bringing young children on a guided excursion to ensure the trip is appropriate for their skill level.

Dog Policy: To ensure the safety and comfort of participants, we are not able to accommodate dogs on our trips.

Cancellation: In the event of inclement weather, you will be notified of the cancellation via email by 5:00pm Thursday, September 28th.

We ask that if you sign up please plan on attending the full length of the event. Because space is limited, please notify or call the office at (603)253-3301 three days before the event if you are unable to attend so that we can extend the opportunity to others. Thank you!

Questions? Email Stewardship and Outreach Coordinator Micaelie O’Hare at