Join us for this year’s Festival of Hawks on the weekends of September 15/16 & 22/23 at Holiday Beach Conservation Area. The festival runs from 9am to 3pm each day. A variety of activities will take place throughout the festival weekends.
To download the 2018 Festival of Hawks Schedule for weekends 1 & 2, click here.
Free educational programs will compliment the ongoing banding and live hawk display throughout both weekends. Local experts will be on-site to teach on a wide range of birding and nature-related topics. These programs include:
- HBMO’s Bob Pettit will share his years of experience on identifying hawks in flights.
- Ted Kloske, of Henry’s Windsor and Maple Grove Studios, Glenn Gervais, of Southshore Outdoor Photography, and Alex Denonville will help budding photographers get their best nature shot.
- Learn about the mystery of the iconic monarch butterfly with Gina Pannunzio of ERCA, and Paul Desjardins of Essex County Nature.
- HBMO’s Jeremy Hatt will share his tips and tricks on using mobile applications like iNaturalist
Programs are free with the festival admission fee of $15 per vehicle.