As fall creeps in and temperatures drop, most hawks, eagles, osprey and falcons of the northeast begin a journey south to warmer climates where food is abundant through the winter months. Their highways of travel are the ridge-tops of the Appalachian Mountains. Join raptor aficionado Bill Hancock for a two-part program on these extraordinary birds of prey. On Friday, September 17th at 6:30pm at Tin Mountain’s Nature Learning Center on Bald Hill Road in Albany, Hancock will explore Raptors of New England, covering the basics of identification marks, flight, and behavior of common migrating hawks of the Northeast.


Then on Saturday, September 18th from 8:30am-4pm, enjoy a short hike to the summit of Little Round Top Mountain in Bristol, NH, looking for a variety of birds of prey and signs of fall. We’ll meet at Tin Mountain’s Nature Learning Center in Albany at 8:30am and carpool from there. Participants should bring a lunch and a pair of binoculars (or borrow one of ours). Please call 603-447-6991 for reservations.


The Tin Mountain Nature Program Series is sponsored by L.L. Bean and the Evenor Armington Fund. Programs are open to the public. Members are free, and non-members are asked to donate $3/person or $5/family. For directions and more information, please call 603-447-6991. To learn more about Tin Mountain Conservation Center and other upcoming programs, please visit