Hawk Watch Volunteers

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Mohonk Preserve


Duties: Hawk Watch Volunteers assist in identifying hawks in flight and recording data. Contribute data to the Hawk Migration of North America (HMANA) database and send daily raptor observation reports to volunteers and Hawk Migration Distribution Lists.

Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to identify hawks in flight and record data. Must be available mid-September through October, preferably mid-week-Wednesdays and/or Thursdays.

Training workshop offered on Saturday, August 24th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM starting at the Visitor Center for part 1 and heading outdoors later in the morning for part 2. To sign up or for more information, contact volunteers@mohonkpreserve.org or call 845-255-0919, ext. 1269.

The second part will include a field trip outdoors to the Hawk Watch site. Anticipate a short, moderate hike up to Millbrook. It is much shorter (15 minutes) to take the Millbrook Ridge trail but very steep and rocky. The other option is Bayard’s path and that takes about 45 minutes and is of moderate difficulty.

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About Mohonk Preserve


PO BOX 715, NEW PALTZ, NY 12561, US

Mission Statement

Mission The mission of the Mohonk Preserve is to protect the Shawangunk Mountains by inspiring people to care for, enjoy, and explore the natural world. Position As a leader in protecting the Shawangunks, the Mohonk Preserve sets the standard for mountain stewardship. Using science to guide land management, the Preserve teaches others to conserve an ecosystem designated by The Nature Conservancy as one of the "Earth’s Last Great Places."


Mohonk Preserve protects the Shawangunk ecosystem through land management practices based on sound ecological research; Preserves the cultural landscape in harmony with its history and heritage; Provides education for children that increases their understanding of the relationships between themselves and nature; Promotes responsible recreation and quiet enjoyment of the land in keeping with its fragility, serenity, and natural beauty.


Sat Aug 24, 2019 - Thu Oct 31, 2019


Mohonk Preserve3197 Rte. 44/55Gardiner, NY 12525



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