Late September is a great time to observe migration of all types of birds, particularly hawks and other raptors if you find yourself high up on a ridge during the day. For this birding trip, we will meet at WRI and load up in our van for a one-hour drive up to Sugarloaf Peak. We will hike roughly 0.5 miles up the unpaved road to reach our destination at the top. Once at the peak, we’ll settle in and scan the skies for migrating birds! You’ll learn about these fascinating birds and their migration from two local birders, WRI Field Educator Tucker Jonas and ornithologist Neil Paprocki. Plan to sit on rocks and hang out near the summit for about 3 hours.
Be prepared for the weather: bring sun & wind protection, a lunch, water, and sturdy shoes. We’ll have loaner binoculars available if you’d like to borrow some!
Limit: 13 participants
Cost: Non-member $50, member $40
Trail condition: easy walk, 0.5 mile dirt road
Transportation provided from WRI
If you'd like to join us on this trip and cost is a barrier to participation, please reach out to us to find out how we can help.