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Glacier to host annual hawk watch program

Glacier National Park will host its annual Mount Brown Hawk Watch Program from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 14 near Lake McDonald Lodge. 

The event will begin at the Golden Eagle interpretive sign near Jammer Joe’s restaurant parking lot in the Lake McDonald Lodge area; snacks and hot beverages will be provided.

Park biologists and volunteers will teach participants how to identify and count migrating raptors and answer questions and discuss why Glacier started the Mount Brown Hawk Watch Program. 

Educators from Montana Wild Wings Recovery Center will also be on-site with live raptors from 12 to 2 p.m. to provide close-up looks at some of the raptor species that migrate past Mount Brown.

Counting migrating raptors will resume from 2-3 p.m. Participants should bring their own binoculars and be prepared to count Golden Eagles on their annual migration south past Mount Brown. Attendees need not stay for the entire program. 

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Throughout September and October, volunteers can also choose to hike on their own to an observation point and count migrating raptors just below Mount Brown fire lookout.

Those interested should email the Glacier Citizen

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