Each fall, thousands of hawks, eagles and falcons fly along a high ridge perched above Lake Chelan on their way to winter territories. Join us for a trip to Chelan Ridge Hawkwatch International observation point so you can witness this amazing spectacle. Learn from local biologists about these birds’ migration, why they are migrating and how is it all related to habitat and land management. While we are there field station biologists will be working the trapping blind providing the rare close-up opportunity to see a live bird captured, banded and released! We’ll gather data in an effort to capture information on the health of North America’s raptor populations. You will learn all about raptor biology and hone your identification skills by assisting researchers as they count passing hawks.
COST: Member $45, Nonmember $60
Transportation included in WRI’s Otter Van.
Depart Leavenworth from WRI at 8:00am OR Wenatchee from Penny Road Park & Ride at 8:45am
Participants should be able to hike about 30 minutes at about 6000 feet elevation.
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