Join CFW, YCA, and Mount A for our popular raptor program to learn about different raptor species, their long migrations and why Mount A is a popular Hawk Watch site. Outdoor guided flyway viewing follows.
Program 10-11am in the Learning Lodge: CFW’s Emily Calhoun will present live raptor ambassadors and will have hands-on displays to provide helpful tips for spotting migrating birds this season and advice for how to keep them safe.
Emily Calhoun is the Education and Outreach Coordinator for Center for Wildlife. She is a certified ProjectWILD Growing Up Wild educator, and in 2014 attended Audubon’s Environmental Educator training at the famed Hog Island. Emily also serves as a member of the “Gateway to Maine: Outside” Coalition, Friends of Mount Agamenticus Advisory Group, and is a Speaking for Wildlife volunteer with the UNH Cooperative Extension.
Outdoor flyway viewing 11am-1pm: Katrina Felton, sponsored by York County Audubon will be on hand to help spot any migrating raptors, offer tips for identification, and will have extra binoculars and spotting scopes to share.
Katrina Felton is a seasonal biologist/interpretive naturalist based out of northern New England. She has worked as the official counter for three raptor migration projects, covering spring migration in Maine and fall migration in New Hampshire. Katrina has also been trip leader for various birding groups, a naturalist on a Windjammer, and is a coordinator for New Hampshire’s young birder’s club, The Harriers. YCA is sponsoring Katrina.
Open to all ages w/$7 suggested donation. Space is limited for the indoor portion and advance registration is required. FMI or to register, visit: www.yorkcenterforwildlife.org/news.htm.