Winter Raptor Survey

Saturday, February 2 & Thursday, February 7, 2019


Rough-legged Hawk by Steve Gosser

A light-phase Rough-legged Hawk (photo by Steve Gosser)

Join National Aviary Ornithologist, Bob Mulvihill, for a winter adventure and participate in the Hawk Migration Association’s annual raptor survey! Nature enthusiasts may see up to ten different raptors during this day-long bus ride including winter-only species like the Rough-legged Hawk and Northern Shrike, and visit Goddard State Park to see a Bald Eagle Nest! There will be several opportunities to get out along the route and observe raptors. 

We will be traveling the back roads north of Pittsburgh to Pymatuning Reservoir as part of the Hawk Migration Association of North America’s annual Winter Raptor Survey (WRS). There will be a side trip to Goddard State Park to see a Bald Eagle nest, and we’ll stop for a delicious country-style hot lunch at Aunt Bee's Restaurant in Cochranton near Conneaut Lake.

Plan to leave promptly at 9:00 am and expect to return to the National Aviary by 4:00 pm.

Price (includes lunch): $95 nonmembers/$85 members

Reserve Your Spot Today!

To register call Audrey Beichner at 412-258-9463; email

Bald Eagle pair (photo by Steve Gosser)