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Museum Hawk Walk

October 15, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

The H.L. Ferguson Museum invites you to a Hawk Walk with Birder and Naturalist Maggie Jones!

Please dress for the weather and don’t forget your binoculars! The length of the walk is 1-1.5 hours. Participant numbers are limited so please RSVP by emailing Pierce Rafferty at or by calling (631) 788-7239. Your RSVP will be confirmed by Pierce. Masks are optional.

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022
Time: 8:30 AM
Place: Museum Parking Lot

We will carpool from the Museum to the Airport where Maggie will lead our guided walk at approximately 8:45 AM.

The Hawk Walk is a Penni Sharp Nature Walk sponsored each year in loving memory of Penelope “Penni” Sharp, an avid birder, botanist & HLFM president from 2003 until 2014.

Though the osprey is the most often sighted hawk on our list, we will look for resident and migratory raptors including:

Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Northern Goshawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Peregrine Falcon
American Kestrel

In addition to hawks, we will keep an eye out for migratory songbirds and all aspects of nature on this morning exploration, including late blooming wildflowers, butterflies, mushrooms, and early fall foliage and fruits. I hope you see you there.


Northern Harrier. Photograph courtesy of Todd McCormack.



October 15, 2022
8:30 am - 10:00 am
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