The Fascinating World of Raptors

Join us on Sunday, November 3rd at 2:30 pm for our November lecture titled “The Fascinating World of Raptors” with Catherine Manschot, Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch Committee. Since retiring from teaching in 2017 Catherine has become an avid birder.  In addition to serving on the Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch Committee she is a  certified bird bander, a volunteer at Long Point Bird Observatory each spring and fall, and she runs a Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) banding station during the summer months in the Hamilton/Burlington area.  As well, she is a  bird walk guide at the Royal Botanical Gardens throughout the year.

This lecture addresses commonly asked questions, including what is a raptor and what kinds of raptors do we have in Ontario?  Why do some migrate while others do not?   Why do migration flyovers occur in greater numbers in certain areas?   The presentation also provides information on why we count raptors at hawkwatches across North America, and what we have learned from the counts. 

Please join us for this very timely lecture, which coincides with fall raptor migration and viewing at places such as High Park, Rosetta McClain Gardens in Scarborough, Cranberry Marsh and Iroquois Shoreline (Heber Down Conservation Area) Whitby, and Beamer Memorial Conservation area (Grimsby, Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch).

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