Join us to see eagles, hawks, and falcons migrating through Hawk Mountain. Hawk Mountain is part of the Kittatinny Ridge or Blue Mountain, the prominent, southeastern most Appalachian ridge in the Ridge-and-Valley Province.
From Hawk Mountain's Website:
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is one of the best places the northeastern United States to watch the annual hawk migration, one of nature's greatest wildlife spectacles. Between August 15 and December 15, an average 20,000 hawks, eagles and falcons pass the Sanctuary's North Lookout and are identified and counted.
The date for this event was selected based on the peak bald eagle migration from 60 years of collected data. The meeting time of 10AM is 10AM at Hawk Mountain, plan accordingly if you want to meet with the group.
This Meetup is being set up well in advance to get an idea of how many people will be going. Hawk Mountain prefers that groups register ahead and may turn away groups on certain weekends. If you are interested in going, sign up now (there is no charge for signing up).
Also it is important to note that hiking is required to get to the observation point. Take a look at the picture at http://www.hawkmountain.org/visit/hiking/trail-descriptions/page.aspx?id=239 (from Hawk Mountain's website) to help you decide if you should go or not. It is a one mile hike to the north lookout.
Hawk Mountain charges $8 for admission. However, our group will be pre-registered and will receive a discount. Therefore the cost is $7. There is one catch, it must be paid for as a group (lump sum at time of visit). I will collect the money prior to this event at Hawk Mountain. However, those planning on paying at Hawk mountain must arrive on-time in order to receive the discount. There are no parking, camera, or tripod fees.
Hawk Mountain is about an hour and 15 minute drive from Lancaster.
Kids are welcome. Please check out Hawk Mountain's website when considering bringing children.
More information can be found at http://www.hawkmountain.org/
Arrive: 8:30AM - Depart 8:45AM
Where: AC Moore
1515 Lititz Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601
If you are carpooling, remember to split the cost of the trip.
Bring a lunch to have at the lookout point! As always bring water.