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The Hawk Migration Association of North America is excited to present its 2012 Conference ,"Counting for the Future", to be hosted by Audubon Greenwich at the Audubon Center in Greenwich, Connecticut. The conference will be a celebration of hawkwatching during peak migration season at one of New England's oldest Hawk Watch sites, Quaker Ridge.
The event will feature a variety of scientific presentations, panel discussions, raptor identification workshops and field trips to Northeast hawk watch sites and local birding hotspots. This conference aims to reach out to all raptor enthusiasts, and there will also be a strong emphasis on education for the younger generation of hawk watchers.
Full Conference Schedule (updated Oct 3, 2012)Presentation Descriptions
Conference activities will begin at 8:00AM Saturday, October 13th and continue throughout the day. A social event on Saturday evening will be held prior to our keynote address. Activities will continue throughout the day on Sunday, October 14th, and will wrap up at 5:00PM.
Sponsored by Swarovski Optik, HMANA will be welcoming keynote speaker Pete Dunne, Author of Hawks in Flight, Chief Communications Officer for New Jersey Audubon & Director of Cape May Bird Observatory.
Field trips will include Lighthouse Point and Chestnut Ridge Hawkwatches.
A block of rooms has been reserved at
La Quinta Inn & Suites Armonk
94 Business Park Dr.
Armonk, NY 10524
Mention HMANA when making your reservation and receive a room rate of $89 + tax per night.
Other hotels in the area include:
Super 8 Stamford, I-95, Exit 6, 32 Grenhart Road, Stamford, CT 06902. Phone: 203-324-8887
Hyatt Regency Greenwich, 1800 East Putnam Avenue, Old Greenwich, CT 06870. Phone: 203-367-1234
About the Audubon Greenwich Center:
Audubon Center in Greenwich is a 295 acre sanctuary and was National
Audubon Society's first environmental education center in the
United States. The sanctuary has seven miles of trails that lead to
a variety of habitats including hardwood forest, field, lake, stream
and vernal pond. Along these trails you will find reminders of the
past in the form of stone walks, an old apple orchard and original New England homestead buildings.
The Center is also the home of the Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch and is one of the best locations in the Northeastern United States to view the fall migration of raptors. The all time record of 31,900+ Broad-winged Hawks counted in one day in 1995 has not been matched in the region.
Nearest airport: Westchester County Airport, White Plains, NY (approximately 3 miles from Greenwich Audubon Center)
Other airports include LaGuardia Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, NY.
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