POSTPONED- Brier Island Hawk Watch.
Leader: Richard Stern.
Fall raptor migration on Brier Island can be outstanding; when conditions are favourable it is not unusual to see kettles of hundreds of raptors circling the island. At least 18 raptor species have been found here including some spectacular finds such as a Zone-tailed Hawk, a species normally found south of the southern United States. We will tour the island's best raptor watching locations. Meet at the Irving Big Stop parking lot, Exit 12, at 6:30 a.m. to carpool/caravan, or meet on the Island at the Westport Store around 10 a.m. The trip to Brier Island takes about 3.5 h and involves two ferry crossings (total $10). Weather on the Island can vary extensively so be prepared for all conditions. Raptor activity is highly dependent on weather, so if conditions are not favourable the trip will be cancelled. Pre-registration is required by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For those interested in staying the night (Friday and/or Saturday) some accommodations include Brier Island Lodge and Brier Island Hostel.