What a great turnout for this year’s Festival of Hawks! Thank you to all the visitors, members and volunteers for making this one of our best! We hope you all enjoyed the Festival as much as we did.
Thanks to Jerry Jourdan for leading a digiscoping workshop and for sharing the pictures he took during the festival.
Check back soon for a full image gallery from the Festival.
This year’s Festival of Hawks takes place on the weekends of September 14/15 & September 21/22 at Holiday Beach Conservation Area and runs from 9am to 3pm each day. A variety of activities will take place throughout the festival weekends.
To download the 2013 Hawk Festival Schedule, click here.
The 2013 migration almanacs have been added to the site. The almanacs include notable HBMO migration counts, raptor ID tips, migrant species codes, and other useful HBMO information. Be sure to download both documents:
Adopt a songbird at this year’s Festival of Hawks – September 14 & 15 and September 21 & 22. Experts will be on-site to talk about monitoring of songbirds. As a special bonus, if you adopt a bird, you will get to release it!
September 14 & 15 – 9am-3pm
September 21 & 22 – 9am-3pm
Live Raptor Shows, Banding Demonstrations, free workshops and hikes. Bird identification, adopt-a-hawk programs, nature crafts and activities. Learn about the spectacular migration at Holiday Beach, ranked as the top hawk watching site in Canada by Audubon Magazine, and the third best in all of North America. Continue reading
Holiday Beach Migration Observatory (HBMO) is a Registered Charitable volunteer organization dedicated to the study and monitoring of migratory birds. Activities focus on migration of raptors (diurnal birds of prey), passerines (songbirds) and other species passing through southwestern Ontario in the vicinity of Holiday Beach Conservation Area. Learn more!