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Kestrels Young Birders Club: Nighthawk Migration Watch

Sunday, August 25,
5:00 pm
to 7:00 pm

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A Common Nighthawk, mid-flight, with its wings pointed down. (photo © Julie Mulero via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join Harris Center Bird Conservation Director Phil Brown and naturalist Susie Spikol for a look up at the remarkable evening migration of Common Nighthawks that peaks in late August each year. We’ll watch from a spot where the Harris Center has been monitoring migrating nighthawks for several years, and add our data to the count! If it’s an average night, we should get good looks at a handful of these acrobatic flyers. If it’s better than average, we just might see hundreds of nighthawks foraging in giant flocks. Kestrels outings are specifically for teens and tweens with an interest in birds and birding.

5 to 7 p.m. in Hancock. Exact meeting location will be provided upon registration. Space is limited, and registration is required. Bring binoculars (or borrow some from us), and come prepared for biting insects.

For general information about Harris Center field trips, see our Outings Information page. For more information about this particular outing, including questions about accessibility, contact Phil.


Sunday, August 25
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Hancock, NH United States


Phil Brown
(603) 525-3394