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Hawkwatching at Carter Hill Orchard

  • Carter Hill Orchard 73 Carter Hill Road Concord, NH, 03303 United States (map)

Osprey
Photograph by Andre Moraes

When fall rolls around in New England, there are only two good places to be: either picking apples, or watching hawks. The Young Birders will gather on Saturday, October 8, to do both! Our destination is Carter Hill Orchard in Concord, one of New Hampshire Audubon's two official hawk-watch sites. From ospreys to eagles, hawks to falcons, we have a chance to see as many as 13 species of birds of prey at this time of year, most migrating many hundreds of miles. (And the cider donuts ain't bad either!)

The hawk-watching platform is set in the middle of the apple orchard, where hawks often come cruising over almost at eye-level. We'll set up there with scope and binoculars and spend a couple hours, so be sure to bring water and dress for the weather. The local farm store has plenty of provisions for lunch. 

We'll meet at the orchard at 10 a.m. If you have questions about the trip, or plan to attend, R.S.V.P. to nhyoungbirders@gmail.com. We can't wait to see you!

Earlier Event: September 17
Visit to Ponemah Bog!