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Raptor Migration at Pack Monadnock

  • Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory Miller Park Rd Peterborough, NH, 03458 United States (map)

Birds of prey—some of the most powerful, graceful, and beautiful of our terrestrial birds—can also be some of the most difficult to see. Each fall, however, these secretive species come spiraling up out of the woods, soaring on thermals, riding updrafts on ridges, and working their way southward on migration. Broad-winged Hawks to Brazil, Ospreys to Venezuela, Peregrine Falcons to Chile, Turkey Vultures to Florida…these are long, perilous journeys that take place over the entire Western Hemisphere. Pack Monadnock is one of the premier sites in New England to witness these birds come flooding past. Spend a couple hours, a morning, or the whole day with us at New Hampshire Audubon’s staffed hawk-watch; we need your help to spot, identify, and count these birds! The Observatory is just a couple hundred yards from the summit of Pack Monadnock, which is part of Miller State Park. Admission is free for all Harriers; admission for parents is $4. You can get to the summit by driving up the Auto Road or by the Marion Davis hiking trail (1.4 miles). We’ll meet at the Observatory around 10:00 a.m. Bring your binoculars, lunch, and maybe an extra sweater!

Earlier Event: August 27
Nighthawks On The Move
Later Event: October 6
Sharpies, Sparrows, and Cider Donuts