October 5-6, 2018, Kemmerer, WY
You’re invited to unique weekend of free bird and hawk watching fun! Join Audubon Rockies, HawkWatch International, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, who’ve partnered to bring you up and close to some amazing birding experiences.
Migration and Bird ID Event
Join us Friday, October 5, 6-8 pm at the South Lincoln Training & Event Center for short presentations, booths, hands-on activities, and information about bird migration and identification. We'll have live raptors on hand for a close up look. We'll also discuss the common birds of prey and passerines found in the area, identification tips, and what makes them important to the ecosystem.
On Saturday, October 6, 10:30-11:30 am at the Public Library in Kemmerer, professional photographer Elizabeth Boehm will share her experiences and tips to help you capture those amazing bird and wildlife photographs! Be sure to register for the free bird photography workshop.
Bird Photography from a "Sit Spot": A slide show and discussion for both birders and bird photographers about using a portable blind at a "Sit Spot" to assist with learning about and capturing amazing photos of bird.
Migration Day at Commissary Ridge
Take what you learned from the ID presentation and join us at the Commissary Ridge HawkWatch site on Saturday, October 6 from noon - 5pm for a day of identifying migrating raptors overhead with the experts. Come spend the full day or part of the day with us! Check out HawkWatch's raptor ID fact sheets to prepare for your day of hawk watching. This has been a HawkWatch site since 2002, providing an amazing opportunity to survey unusually high concentrations of migrating raptors. With a steady wind, eagles, hawks, and falcons migrating south tend to fly along the ridge in sight of the observation point. At last year’s Migration Day, HawkWatch International biologists and the public counted 113 raptors!
Please note: there are no restrooms or running water at the migration site, so please plan ahead. The closest restroom is a vault toilet at Lake Viva Naughton. If possible, carpooling is advised. Check the Commissary Ridge HawkWatch page for directions; directional signs will be placed along 183 and 233 to help guide you.
Migration Day at Commissary Ridge is a partnership with: