View Full Version : Hawk Watch event: 9/17/09

Shawn P. Carey
09-16-2009, 03:34 PM
Eastern Mass Hawk Watch (http://massbird.org/EMHW/)<o></o>
Video, Lecture and Demonstration with Live Birds of Prey<o></o>
with Shawn Carey and Joey Mason<o></o>
Date: Thursday September 17, 2009<o></o>
Time: 7:00 PM<o></o>
Location: Newton Free Library<o></o>
330 Homer Street<o></o>
Newton Centre, MA 02459<o></o>
Room: Druker Auditorium<o></o>
Directions: http://www.newtonfreelibrary.net/?sec=about&doc=location<o></o>
From Boston: Mass Pike West to<o></o>
Exit 17 (Newton / Watertown)<o></o>
Stay in middle lane at end of exit ramp and go straight ahead onto Washington Street<o></o>
Continue on Washington Street for 1.3 miles to Walnut Street<o></o>
Turn Left onto Walnut Street<o></o>
Drive 1.1 miles then turn right on Homer Street<o></o>
Drive past Newton Free Library to adjacent parking lot on left.<o></o>
Each year millions of birds of prey migrate south in the fall to their winter grounds in Southern United States, Central America and South America. Of those millions of hawks moving south thousands of them migrate through Massachusetts and New England.<o>:p></o>:p>
Join Shawn Carey Vice President of Eastern Mass Hawk Watch (http://massbird.org/EMHW/) and Joey Mason for an introduction to Hawk Watching in Eastern Massachusetts and the North East United States. <o></o>
View Shawn’s video “Looking Skyward” A Passion for Hawk Watching. Also learn where and when to watch birds of prey as they migrate south in the fall. <o></o>
"Looking Skyward” A Passion for Hawk Watching (DVD) (http://www.shawnpcarey.com/page17/page16/page16.html)<o></o>
Hawk watching has become one of the most popular types of "bird watching". This video examines why people watch hawks, explains some of its long, storied history, and explores some of the prime locations for viewing hawk migration in Eastern U.S. (Mount Wachusett, Mount Watatic, Hawk Mountain and Cape May). Video footage(from Don Crockett) includes a wide range of raptors in flight as well as interviews with Pete Dunne, Bill Clark and Laurie Goodrich of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary just to name a few.<o></o>
Also there will be a live bird of prey demonstration on Kestrels by Joey Mason. Joey will give a short presentation titled Kestrels and Cranberries. As the cranberry growing season progresses, so does the life of a kestrel. Kestrel populations are decreasing and there are a lot of theories why. Two live kestrels will attend for up close and personal looks. This promises to be an educational and fun event for anyone interested in hawks. Bring your camera for this great photo op!<o></o>

denise ippolito
09-17-2009, 04:30 PM
Thanks for posting the info for everyone!