The Friends of the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge will present a program on the hawks and owls that winter at the refuge on Saturday, January 19 at 2 p.m. at the refuge headquarters at 1547 County Route 565 (Glenwood Road) in Vernon, N.J.
Live raptors from the Avian Wildlife Center will be featured in the indoor introduction. Then Ken Witkowski will lead the second half of the program at the Liberty Loop trail. Participants can drive to the trail to look for several species of hawks, short-eared owls, and maybe a bald eagle.
Bring binoculars if you have them and dress for the weather. Loaner binoculars are available free of charge from the Friends group. There is a suggested donation of $2.00 per person/$5.00 per family. The event is free for members of the Friends. For additional information, please contact Giselle Smisko at the Avian Wildlife Center at (973)702-1957 or Ken Witkowski at (973)702-7266 ext. 14 (Mon-Fri. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.).
The Friends of the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, offer public programs throughout the year. For more information about the Friends group visit http://fwrnwr.org.
Note: HMANA will be happy to advertize your watchsite's or club's upcoming raptor event on this blog and on our Facebook page. We will also publish them in Hawk Migration Studies if we receive notice of fall events by June 15 or spring events by January 15.