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Evening Program: “Over the Pines. Moving Right. Fast – Parker River Raptors On the Move!

April 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Every year thousands of raptors migrate through the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. Some raptors will spend only a few minutes and others a lifetime on or around the refuge. This presentation will introduce you to twenty species of raptors, primarily hawks but including a few owls, you might see on the refuge. You’ll get acquainted with our most spectacular and abundant migrants, locally breeding species, and some winter visitors, learn a bit about what is happening with each species in our area, and see what raptors are particularly special to the refuge.

Paul M. Roberts founded the Eastern Massachusetts Hawk Watch (EMHW) in 1976 and started the Plum Island Hawk Watch (part of EMHW) in 1977. Since then, he has been studying, writing, and teaching about hawks, hawk identification, and hawk migration in the northeast. Paul retired from management in high-tech communications in 2009. He is currently president of the NorthEast Hawk Watch.

Spaces in the refuge’s 85-seat auditorium will be filled on a first come, first served basis. This free evening program is sponsored by the Friends of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and the Parker River NWR. NO preregistration for this program.


April 11, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Parker River National Wildlife Refuge


Parker River NWR Headquarters/Visitor Center
6 Plum Island Turnpike
Newburyport, 01950 United States
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