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Hawk Gawk & Warbler Walk, fall birding weekend
October 7-9, 2016

with educator-naturalist Dr. Bill Hilton Jr, and Warbler Guide authors Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle


Tom Stephenson

New River Birding & Nature's exclusive Hawk Gawk & Warbler Walk fall birding weekend is limited to 12 guests. This up-close, hands-on, small-group weekend of feathered fun, brilliant trip leaders and awesome people with similar interests offers a unique opportunity to work closely with Warbler Guide authors Tom Stephenson, Scott Whittle and educator-naturalist Dr. Bill Hilton Jr. to enhance your skills in raptor and fall warbler identification while having fun.

We begin Friday at 6pm with dinner and a raptor presentation (the Hawk Talk), with former Hawk Mountain staff member Dr. Bill Hilton Jr.Scott Whittle

Saturday is spent with Bill putting our raptor identification
skills into practice with breathtaking sightings and scenery.
Beginning with a 6am breakfast rendezvous, then
we'll be on our way to the witness migrating raptors (the Hawk Gawk), at
Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory - field trip transportation is provided.
Along the way, we'll stop at a unique market where you may choose to buy lunch
to be enjoyed in the field later, then we're off to a 20 to 30 minute hike
(eight-tenths of a mile; moderate difficulty) up the mountain to the Hanging Rock Tower.Dr. Bill Hilton Jr.

Saturday evening, regroup and relax at 6pm with dinner and a warbler
presentation (the Warbler Talk), with two of the foremost warbler experts Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle.

Come together again Sunday at 8am at Wolf Creek Park, fall warblers are the main feature (Warbler Walk) with Tom and Scott as we explore to the Wetlands Boardwalk and Nature Trails at Wolf Creek Park (an easy walk on mostly level ground).

The Hawk Gawk & Warbler Walk weekend wraps upNew River Birding & Nature Center
over brunch with Bill, Tom and Scott!

A major portion of each registration is a tax deductible donation to the 501C3 Fayette County Education Fund to provide youth environmental education.

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Registration is Closed - Check Back for 2017 Details


Magnolia Warbler2016 Schedule

Hawk Gawk & Warbler Walk, fall birding weekend package:
$399/individual, or $700/couple, or $1050/trio.

Friday, October 7
6 pm - Dinner and Hawk Talk with Dr. Bill Hilton Jr.
(dinner provided)

Saturday, October 8
6 am - Breakfast and Hawk Gawk with Dr. Bill Hilton Jr.
Hanging Rock Tower by Rodney Davis(breakfast and field trip transportation provided)
6 pm - Dinner and Warbler Talk with Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle
(dinner provided)

Sunday, October 9
8 am - Warbler Walk  with Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle
- Brunch with Bill, Tom and Scott
(brunch provided)

Immature Northern Goshawk by Don BaccusLodging is not provided. Consider our partners:
Opossum Creek Retreat
Country Road Cabins
Hemlock Haven Cabins
Adventures on the Gorge

Other local lodging options

$250 of the Hawk Gawk & Warbler Walk registration price is a tax deductible donation to the 501C3 Fayette County Education Fund to provide youth environmental education programming.
To learn more about the Fayette County Education Fund, click here.

Registration is Closed - Check Back for 2017 Details


See our Facebook page for 2013 FBW photos!

2012 FBW Bird Checklist

2011 FBW Species List

See what Bill Thompson III and Dr. Bill Hilton Jr. said about past Hawk Gawk & Warbler Walk fall birding weekends.

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Panoramic view from the Hawk Watch Raptor Observatory Tower by Bill Thompson III, FBW 2013
Panoramic view from the Hawk Watch Raptor Observatory Tower by Bill Thompson III, FBW 2013

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