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Chelan Ridge Hawk Migration Festival
September 14-September 15
Join the USFS Chelan/Entiat Ranger District, HawkWatch International, and North Central Washington Audubon Society this fall for the 10th annual Chelan Ridge Hawk Migration Festival. This free family event combines activities in Pateros, WA and migration trips to the Chelan Ridge migration site to learn about and celebrate raptors as they journey to winter territories. You will get to see raptor demonstrations, visit with local vendors, and take a trip to the spectacular Chelan Ridge HawkWatch where visitors can see raptors such as Cooper’s Hawks up close when they are banded and released. Chelan Ridge sits 5,675 feet above sea level along the flyway of migrating raptors. HawkWatch International field crew who live at the Ridge during the migration season will offer insight into what it is like to live and breathe raptors and show how the birds are banded and tracked. This is an amazing experience with environmental education and interpretation conducted by on-site educators, Forest Service personnel, and volunteers. See www.hawkwatch.org for more information.