If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the Dinosaur Ridge Hawk Watch, this introductory presentation is for you! This orientation and training session will be conducted via Zoom by David Hill, co-chair of Denver Field Ornithologist’s Hawk Watch Committee. David will provide essential information on what it means to be a volunteer along with an introduction to raptor identification skills. You are welcome to attend this presentation even if you aren’t sure if you want to volunteer — you’ll learn more about the program to see if it is the right fit for you. This is the first of three trainings for spring 2023 volunteers.
To register, contact Dave via email at email@example.com. Dave will send you a link to the Zoom meeting.
The Dinosaur Ridge Hawk Watch begins March 1 and runs through May 14, with daily observation periods from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m March 1-11 and 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 12 to May 14. Peak migration usually occurs in mid-April. Hawk Watch volunteers scan the sky from this stationary location.
Dinosaur Ridge Hawk Watch is a collaborative effort between DFO, Hawk Migration Association of North America, Denver Audubon, Jefferson County Open Space, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and Nature’s Educators. Each of these organizations plays a key role in making Dinosaur Ridge Hawk Watch possible, contributing funding, expertise, leadership, and volunteers to the effort. It is one of dozens of community science counts on raptor migration routes across the country.