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 Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. 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

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

Presented by: Kate Davis

Kate will present a colorful PowerPoint with highlights from her life with raptors and education program - over 100 photos of kids and birds with a little discussion of Raptor Versus Rapture.

A Wing and a Care: Building a Future for Birds

Saturday, October 6

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.

Flexible Fliers: Movement Ecology of Old and New World Vultures

Saturday, October 20

Presented by Dr. Keith Bildstein

Hawk Mountain Director of Conservation Science Dr. Keith Bildstein will reveal how Hawk Mountain’s satellite-tracked Turkey Vultures and Critically Endangered Hooded Vultures are helping us better understand the life and times of these captivating birds of prey. You will learn all about Leo’s remarkable weather-determined flights across the Venezuelan Andes, Ngotso’s cautious meanders through Zimbabwe’s and South Africa’s game parks and natural reserves while dodging poachers, along with equally intriguing stories of other tracked vultures.    

Seeking the Gray Ghosts

Saturday, October 27

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. 

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