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Raptor Identification Class & Field Trip

September 29 & 30, 2017

As part of International Hawk Migration Week, Amy Seaman, Conservation Program Manager with Montana Audubon will teach a field identification class for all skill levels on Friday, September 29th, and lead a Field Trip to the Golden Eagle Migration Survey (GEMS) study site near Duck Creek Pass in the Big Belt Mountains near Townsend, on Saturday, September 30th. Participants will practice identifying raptors, with GEMS observers, for several hours on Saturday.

Raptors likely to be encountered: Golden Eagle, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, and American Kestrel. Seventeen species have been observed at this site. Field trip participants can choose either a hike of 1.4 miles, with 900-ft. elevation gain, to our primary observation site or an easy stroll of 150 yards, to our lower observation site.

Friday evening’s class will meet at Montana WILD, 2668 Broadwater Ave. from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Saturday morning we will meet in Helena at 8:00am. Carpooling and high clearance and/or 4WD vehicles are strongly recommended. Home by 5 pm. Dress for hiking and for the often cool, breezy high-mountain weather conditions (8,000ft elevation). Bring lunch, water, snacks, daypack, binoculars, camera, and a walking stick if required.

GEMS is a cooperative effort between the U.S. Forest Service, Montana FWP, Montana Audubon, and Last Chance Audubon. All funds raised directly benefit the GEMS project. The workshop will be limited to 30 persons and pre-registration is required – early reservations are advised.


Register online here

Please note: workshop fee is non-refundable.

For mail registration, please send your non-refundable $50 check, payable to “Montana Audubon”: Montana Audubon, P.O. Box 595, Helena, MT 59624. Please put “GEMS Raptor ID” on memo line of your check. Please also include the name, email and contact information for the participant with your check.

For more information contact Montana Audubon 406.443.3949 or [email protected]

 

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