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Hawk Watch at Lake Erie Metropark Boat Launch

icon date2  Saturday, October 26, 2019
icon timer  10:00am
icon map marker Lake Erie Metropark Hawk Watch

During the autumn months, the lower Detroit River becomes a corridor for the passage of migratory birds, and has gained international recognition for the annual volume of birds of prey. Hundreds of thousands of migrating hawks, eagles, falcons, and vultures are concentrated at this location where it is possible to systematically count them each year. A standardized monitoring program is conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge (DRIWR) and its friends group, the International Wildlife Refuge Alliance (IWRA) at the Lake Erie Metropark in Gibraltar, MI. Join us and witness spectacular flights of Broad-winged Hawks, Rough-legged Hawks, Northern Goshawks, Sharp-shinned Hawks, Bald Eagles and Golden Eagles. We will carpool from the Park & Ride at exit 175 on I-94 and Ann Arbor-Saline Road where we will depart at 9:00 a.m. sharp. Alternatively, you can navigate directly to the boat launch at Lake Erie Metropark where we will meet at 10:00 a.m.

Leader: Matthew Spoor

Minors traveling on Washtenaw Audubon Society field trips without a parent or guardian must bring with them a completed and signed copy of the consent form available by clicking here: Field Trip Permission, Medical Release, and Waiver of Liability (PDF)