Celebrate the Hawk Migration With Us

Wildlife rehabilitator Maria Colby releases a rehabilitated Broad-winged Hawk at the Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory. (photo © Raven Digital)

Wildlife rehabilitator Maria Colby releases a Broad-winged Hawk back to the wild at a Pack Monadnock Raptor Release Day. (photo: Raven Digital)

Although visitors to the Observatory are welcome anytime, we also hold a number of special events during the hawk migration season. Every September, we host a Raptor Release Day, in which a rehabilitated raptor is released back to the wild just in time for the peak of the Broad-winged Hawk migration. In October, we gather for the “Big Sit” — a tally of all bird species as viewed from the Observatory. Harris Center talks and guided hikes to hawk-watching destinations throughout the region are offered all season long.

Contact Us

For more information on the Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory or to volunteer, please contact Bird Conservation Director Phil Brown.