Thursday, September 6, 2012

Raptor Workshop at Boothe Park

We are now well in to September and that means we are well into hawk watch season! Counting has already commenced at the major sites in Connecticut, from Quaker Ridge to Lighthouse Point to my own patch at Boothe Memorial Park. I wanted to make sure everyone knew about a Connecticut Ornithological Association Raptor Workshop taking place at Boothe - see the detailed information below:

Saturday, September 15th, 2012 at 9:30 am
Raindate: Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Boothe Memorial Park, Stratford
Learn how to identify raptors, including eagles, vultures, buteos, accipiters, and falcons. Watch for raptors in flight as they pass over this excellent CT hawk watch site on their fall migration. Boothe Memorial Park is on Main Street in Stratford, off Route 110, just south of the Wilbur Cross Parkway at Exit 53. Meet at the hawk watch site, between the clock tower and rose garden. Free and open to the public. Birders of all skill levels are welcome. Leader: Scott Kruitbosch, et al. Contact person: Chris Loscalzo at or 203-389-6508.

So far we are having a September similar to last being locked in poor air flows. Whether it is easterly or southwest or even raining, very few raptors are moving. Let's hope this sort of thing continues until the middle of the month and we get a flight of thousands and thousands of birds again, hopefully on that weekend. See you then!

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation Technician

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