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For 100 years the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club has been appreciating, studying and conserving the wild plants and animals of Hamilton.

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From March 1 to May 15, counters organized by the Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch (NPH) will be counting, for the forty-sixth year, migrating raptors at Beamer Memorial Conservation Area above Grimsby as the birds head north. In early March, our hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST, and during daylight saving time from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Call for counters: Obtaining counters so that we have full coverage to maintain integrity of the count is our highest priority.  If you have the skills and can help us count, please contact Sandy Darling (darlinga@cogeco.ca). 

Are you interested in counter training? If you want to learn how to identify and count raptors, you can be paired with an experienced counter. Please contact Sandy Darling (darlinga@cogeco.ca).

Counter workshop in February: NPH is also planning a workshop in Hamilton in mid-February for both experienced counters and for those who want to learn. For details, contact Sandy Darling (darlinga@cogeco.ca)

All Welcome at the Hawkwatch: We also encourage you to come to our tower at Beamer on Quarry Road off Ridge Road to enjoy these amazing birds.