Here’s your chance to get up close to live birds of prey! Thousands of raptors fly over our heads every year on their way south for the winter. Hawkwatch International is a community science effort to study their migration.
Join Forest Service Biologist Janet Millard, Land Trust Ambassadors Ed & Jet Quaid, and Team Naturaleza at Hawkwatch International on Chelan Ridge during peak raptor migration. We will hike to the ridge, then be treated to a short talk by Janet, and follow that by watching and learning from trained Hawkwatch volunteers as they count migrating raptors flying overhead. You may get to see raptors being caught and banded as well – this is an opportunity to see these magnificent flying predators up close!
Participants leaving from the Wenatchee Valley will carpool from Wenatchee at 10, returning by 4:30 pm at the latest. Chelan Ridge is accessible to all vehicles. Please indicate your willingness to be a carpool driver in the item question section of the event sign up. Expect to be on the ridge from 11:30-2:30. Bring a water, lunch, warm layers, sturdy shoes and expect all kinds of weather and a rocky trail. Participants will be emailed prior to the event with more details.