Programs & Events

2018 Autumn Lecture Series

2018 is the Year of the Bird!

After a Saturday of hawkwatching, stay for an entertaining and informative talk by Hawk Mountain staff or other wildlife experts. All lectures are FREE and held in the Visitor Center gallery.

This year's lecture series is part of the Year of the Bird awareness campaign and celebration. 

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Conservation Through the Lives of Adirondack Loons

Saturday, September 8 @ 5:30 PM

Presented by: Dr. Nina Schoch

Dr. Nina Schoch, Director of the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation, will utilize captivating photographs and videos to provide an intriguing overview of Common Loon natural history. Her interactive multimedia presentation also discusses the fascinating loon research and conservation efforts of the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation.

Thirty Years of Raptor Education

Saturday, September 15 @ 5:30 PM

Presented by: Kate Davis

Author, long-time raptor educator, and founder of the Raptors of the Rockies non-profit organization Kate Davis will present a colorful presentation with highlights from her life with raptors and education programming. It will include over 100 inspirational photos of children and birds, as well as a discussion of Raptor Versus Rapture.

Raptors of the Strait of Gibraltar

Saturday, September 22 @ 5 PM

Presented by: Sergio Seipke

Drawing from his world-wide raptor explorations, former Hawk Mountain international Conservation Science Trainee Sergio Seipke takes us on a journey to one of the world prime hawkwatching destinations: the Strait of Gibraltar! He will share with us insights into raptor migration, raptor abundance, plumage variation, and conservation challenges faced by this charismatic group of birds in the Strait region. 

A Wing and a Care: Building a Future for Birds

Saturday, October 6 @ 5:30 PM

Presented by: Shawn Carey

Snowy Owls, Atlantic Puffins, and American Kestrels are connected by more than simply a resemblance of form or function. A crucial thread ties them together: each one has an advocate committed to protecting it and educating others about its plight. Migration Productions’ latest video, "A Wing And A Care," opens a window onto the lives of these three birds, and introduces you to the men dedicated to their preservation and survival.

Seeking the Gray Ghosts

Saturday, October 27 @ 5:30 PM

Presented by: Chelsea DeMarco

Join Chelsea DeMarcho, the lead graduate student from Penn State working on the Pennsylvania Goshawk Project, to find out what the PA Goshawk Project has discovered after two seasons of studying goshawks in Pennsylvania, including general information about the project and future plans.