Volunteer for Hawk Migration

SC Coastal Rapter Migration Survey – 2016
September 1 – November 30

5950841011533070The Center for Birds of Prey – Observation Deck
4872 Seewee Road
Awendaw, SC  29429

Fall is rapidly approaching and that means one thing… Hawk Watch is back! The Center for Birds of Prey is recruiting volunteers for the annual South Carolina Coastal Raptor Migration Survey and would love your help! The survey runs September 1st through November 30th and standard observation hours are 10am-1pm, but observation beyond these hours is welcomed. Their goal is to have a shift leader (someone who is knowledgeable about raptor identification and has participated in a hawk program in the past) and at least one observer (anyone interested in participating, not necessarily an experienced birder). Protocols for Hawk Watch will be to complete the standard HMANA data sheet.

SIB has arranged for its members to attend on three specific days (visit our Birding Activities page to register for one of these events).  If you would like to participate on any other date, please contact Audrey Poplin, Husbandry Coordinator and Educator at The Center for Birds of Prey at audrey.poplin@avianconservationcenter.org or call 843-971-7474.  Audrey has created a Google calendar she will share with you so you may select a date(s).

In the meantime, here are some additional documents to explain the program and provide you with information on how to identify hawks seen in North America.

2016 SC Coastal Raptor Migration Survey

A Guide to Hawks Seen in North America

Eastern Raptor Migrant Guide