April 05, 2014

Hawk Mountain to host Raptor Egg Hunt April 19

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary welcomes children ages three to 12 to participate in a non-traditional, non-competitive Raptor Egg Hunt on April 19 at 10 a.m., following a short, educational lesson on raptor nests and eggs in the Outdoor Amphitheater. 

After the hunt, a live raptor presentation will be held by a sanctuary educator. The event costs $5 for members and $10 for non-members, and is limited to the first 50 who register by calling 610-756-6961610-756-6961.

Hidden on the forest floor, wooden eggs are painted to resemble varying types of raptor eggs, including eagles, falcons and hawks. In this fun, organized and educational hunt, children are encouraged to search for eggs based on the type of raptor, rather than search for sheer number.

“The Raptor Egg Hunt provides children the fun of an egg hunt with education about adaptations of raptors. As we enter spring nesting season, it’s a great time to learn about

raptor eggs, nests and nesting behaviors,” said Hawk Mountain Senior Monitoring Biologist Laurie Goodrich.

All eggs are returned and Easter baskets are not required, though children are welcome to bring something small for collecting.

Celebrating 80 years in raptor conservation, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is the world's first refuge for birds of prey and an international center for raptor conservation. The 2,500-acre Sanctuary, 8-mile trail system and Visitor Center is open to the public year-round. A trail fee or membership dues supports local to global conservation programs, including public education, professional training and scientific research programs. Visit to learn more. 

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Cozen O'Connor