Hawks & Songbirds at Thacher Park

Leader or Speaker: 
Gary Goodness
Location of Event: 
near Voorheesville, NY
September 15, 2018 - 8:30am - 12:00pm


Key Bank Guilderland
United States
42° 41' 50.226" N, 73° 53' 19.6548" W

Saturday, September 15, HAWK WATCHING AND SONGBIRDS AT THACHER STATE PARK (Albany County; morning)

Coordinator: Gary Goodness 518-862-9260 goodness [at] nycap [dot] rr [dot] com

We will be looking for migrating Broad-winged Hawks that use the warming air thermals along the face of the escarpment to continue their migration south. Other raptors may be seen using the thermals for similar reasons. Osprey, Bald Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks, Sharp-shinned and Coopers Hawks are among those that can be seen soaring over the Helderbergs. Ruby-throated Hummingbirds also migrate over the escarpment very low and fast, sometimes making you feel like ducking down.

Meet at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Key Bank at the southwest corner of Routes 20 and 155 in Guilderland.