Sacajawea Audubon
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Raptor ID Workshop & Field Trip – March 7th & 8th

**WORKSHOP & FIELD TRIP IS FULL WITH WAITING LIST** 

Northern Goshawk (imm.) - photo by L. Harris

Northern Goshawk (imm.) - photo by L. Harris

Raptor ID Workshop & Field Trip   Presented by: Steve Hoffman, Executive Director, MT Audubon and founder of HawkWatch International

Have you ever wanted to sharpen your raptor identification skills?  If so, this is the workshop for you! On Friday evening Steve Hoffman will provide a detailed discussion of the identification and natural history of all raptor species wintering in the Gallatin Valley. Steve’s illustrated talk will include a description of the many plumage variations (including subspecies and color forms, as well as age and sex variations) of the more common and observable species. Helpful behavioral clues will also be incorporated. Eagles, falcons and the “buteo” hawks (such as Red-tailed Hawks) will be emphasized. Participants will then go into the field on Saturday to practice their newly-developed skills. Steve’s presentation will be especially valuable for “intermediate” and “advanced” raptor watching enthusiasts, although beginners will also find this workshop quite helpful.

The Friday night presentation will start at 7 PM and last till 9 PM, in the Bozeman Public Library’s small conference room. 

Saturday morning’s field trip will meet at the Museum of the Rockies at 8:30 am, and leave at 8:45.  Be sure to dress for the weather and bring any necessary drinks or snacks for this 4-5 hour trip.  If you have a spotting scope that you can bring, that would be helpful.

There is a $30 fee and 20 person limit for the workshop and field trip.  Advance reservation and payment is required.  For more information and to make reservations please call John Parker at 586-5863 or email him at birdsightings@sacajaweaaudubon.org

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