Have you ever wanted to get great photographs of eagles, hawks and owls? We have set up a great opportunity with HawkQuest to do just that.
Please note that the starting time listed for this Meetup is the time to meet in Monument for carpooling. If you choose not to carpool, please arrive at Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood no later than 10 a.m. where we will gather at Pelican Point. There is a $7 per vehicle entry fee. Follow the link below for more information on the park.
HawkQuest will bring six birds: a bald eagle, two owls, a falcon and two hawks. The hawk and the eagle will be flown on a line. The group will be broken into smaller groups of about 4 or 5 people and will rotate to each bird where it is set up. Then the hawk will be flown free. At the end we will do close-up head shots.
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Directions to Bear Creek Lake Park:
From Colorado Springs take I -25 north to C-470. Go west on C-470 to Morrison Road. Go east on Morrison Road a short distance to park entrance on right. You will have to go through the guard gate and pay the park entrance fee. After passing the guard house go right at the stop sign. Follow this road as it winds around (you will see the nature center on the left) until you get to a dead end where you have to go left or right (at this point you will see the stables on your left and the archery range on your right). Go left (east) and follow this road until you get to a large parking lot - that is where everyone will park. Kin will meet you at the parking lot.
Everyone will need to sign a waiver form. Please go to the files section under the "More" tab at the top of the page and download the form. Sign it and bring it with you so we don't have to waste any time doing this when we arrive.
Refunds will be given only if the event is cancelled.