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JEWEL BASIN HAWK WATCH
September 19, 2021
Dan Casey will lead a trip to the Jewel Basin Hawk Watch site on Sunday, September 19 from 9 AM-6 PM (approximately). The second half of September offers peak numbers and diversity of passing raptors. We expect to see more than 100 hawks of 10 or more species if conditions are right. Last year we saw 595 birds on September 21, our all-time high count! (See Jewel Basin Hawk Watch article elsewhere in this newsletter). This trip involves a 2.2 mile hike of moderate difficulty (each way), gaining 1,400 vertical feet from the Jewel Basin parking lot. Attendees should wear sturdy footwear; hiking poles are recommended. You should also bring binoculars, water, lunch and clothing layers for changing weather conditions (we will cancel or reschedule if weather conditions are unsuitable).
The trip is limited to 10 participants. Please contact Dan at (406) 270-5941 to sign up and get more information. Carpooling will be encouraged for vaccinated people as the road to the Jewel Basin is rough and parking limited. Time of trip includes both driving from Bigfork and hiking to the viewing area.