Virginia Living Museum Hawk Watch Safari Saturday September 29, 2012 at Kiptopeke State Park.
Hawk Watching at Kiptopeke State Park
Kiptopeke State Park
TAKE A SAFARI
(From the VLM website)
Explore the wonders of nature near and far on a safari with the Virginia Living Museum! Join our staff naturalists and travel with us to discover the enchantment and beauty of our natural world. Please note minimum age requirements and that all return times are tentative. Travel is in the Museum's buses.
Fifty years ago six volunteers founded a bird banding station at the Kiptopeke Ferry Landing realizing that the wooded area was a natural funnel for migrating birds. Large numbers of birds fly down the through the Eastern Shore as they migrate south along the Atlantic Flyway. We have a good chance of spotting bald eagles, kestrels, sharp-shinned hawks, and even peregrine falcons at one of the best birding spots on the Atlantic coast. Plus we can celebrate the 50th year of bird banding at this site. We’ll watch for hawks and observe field researchers from the Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory in action as they trap, band and release songbirds temporarily captured in woodland mist nets. Since we’re at the shore, we’ll even have time for a little beachcombing! It’s a great way to spend a day.
Visit the Virginia Living Museum website here.
Age: 8-17 with an adult, 18+
Time: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $35 VLM members; $50 non-members
Register now or call 757-595-9135. (*Note – this is not a park event, please contact VLM for registration and details)
Learn more about Kiptopeke State Park Click here for a map of all Virginia State Parks!