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Sunday, October 16, 2022
9:00 am to 12 noon

Hook Mountain
Hawk Watch
Upper Nyack, New York

Hook-Mountain-Hawk-Watch

Hook Mountain Hawk Watch is on top of Hook Mountain in Rockland County, north of the Tappan Zee Bridge and most easily reached by a trail from Rockland Lake State Park’s Executive Golf Course where this field trip starts. [Google map link.] 

This Hawk Watch is staffed by volunteers with (usually) daily coverage September through November as well as a regular crew of birders and bird photographers present most days during fall migration.

 
Meet the group from Saw Mill River Audubon at 9:00 am at flagpole in front of the Executive Golf Course clubhouse inside Rockland Lake State Park. (There are public restrooms in the clubhouse but no restroom options atop the mountain.)
 
The trail to the hawk watch from the Executive Golf Course is just under a mile and climbs up to 700+ summit of Hook Mountain.  There is another approach to the Hawk Watch from Route 9D.
 
We will park at Rockland Lake State Park Executive Golf Course, meet at the flagpole there at 9:00 am, and then take the yellow trail up to the ridge line and turn right to follow the blue trail to the Hawk Watch area.
We will park at Rockland Lake State Park Executive Golf Course, meet at the flagpole there at 9:00 am, and then take the yellow trail up to the ridge line and turn right to follow the blue trail to the Hawk Watch area.

We expect to stay up top for at least two hours and maybe longer depending on the flight. You are welcome to stay longer or shorter as you wish! 

Dress for the weather but in layers so you can adapt if the exposed sun is too warm or if breezes above the river get too chilly. Bring water or other beverage.
 
Bring binoculars or let us know in advance if you want to borrow one or more from SMRA to use during this field trip.
 

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