Sign up for our Newsletter today
and keep up-to-date with all your local news!

Subscribe

20140822 HawkJoin Bentsen State Park naturalists and volunteers as they spot and count thousands of migrating raptors during the annual Hawk Watch. It takes place at the Hawk Tower, Thursdays through Sundays in September and every day in October from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. both months.

Birds of prey are indicators of environmental well-being and Bentsen’s annual Hawk Watch program contributes to HawkCount – a long-term study monitoring raptor population trends and the largest standardized raptor migration count network in the world. HawkCount is a project of Hawk Migration Association of North America.

Participation offers an opportunity to learn more about the migration and field identification of birds of prey. Novice and beginning hawk watchers can practice their raptor identification skills with the help of naturalists on Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon at the Hawk Tower.

There is also an opportunity for the public to assist the park’s volunteer hawk counters during a citizen science program. A volunteer training day will take place on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. This will be a classroom focus on field identification of raptors in flight.

Participants should bring binoculars, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and drinking water. Park admission and registration is required. To register for the hawk watch training day or for more information, contact Park Interpreters Roy J. Rodriguez or Hannah Buschert at 584-9156. at Bentsen-RGV State Park and World Birding Center, 2800 South Bentsen Palm Drive in Mission

 

blog comments powered by Disqus
Related Articles x
Local News
  • 09/05/2014
  • By Julie Silva

La Joya ISD begins work on sports complex

Months after purchasing Martin Valley Ranch Golf Course, La Joya ISD is preparing to turn the property into a sports complex that could rival facilities around the state. La Joya Independent School...

Legal Notices
  • 09/03/2014
  • By News Service

August 29, 2014 Legal Notices

NOTICE OF 2014 TAX YEAR PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX RATE FOR CITY OF LA JOYA A tax rate of $0.5700 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body of City of La Joya. This rate...

2014 Issues
  • 08/22/2014
  • By News Service

August 22

2014 Issues
  • 08/15/2014
  • By News Service

August 15

Please complete all fields.

By subscribing you acknowledge notification of this site’s privacy policies, terms and conditions, and drawing rules, and agree to all privacy policies, terms and conditions, and drawing rules posted on this site. Please see our drawing rules here.

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required