Hawk Watch at the Audubon

The final week of September is rather busy around here. Besides the Wine and Food Festival by Serendipity, there’s also another annual event happening on the other side of town at the Audubon Nature Center in North Greenwich. The Hawk Watch is an annual event started to help observe the migratory birds working their way south in preparation for the winter including the hawks of the area.

Since its inception, this has turned into a pretty big, green, and family-friendly festival. Held 11 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday, the 27th and 28th of September (rain or shine), this event draws birders as well as vendors of green products from throughout the area.

You'll see a few of these up at the Audubon. We've got a resident family of red-tailed hawks at the Inn, too. Much to the chagrin of the chickens. Courtesy: Jack Wolf/Flickr
You’ll see a few of these up at the Audubon. We’ve got a resident family of red-tailed hawks at the Inn, too. Much to the chagrin of the chickens.
Courtesy: Jack Wolf/Flickr

Visitors will get the opportunity to enjoy live animals shows, environmental exhibits, nature-themed games, and meet and learn from a wide variety of eco-friendly vendors that will have tents set-up on site.

One of the special events listed this year is the release of rehabilitated hawks, but there are plenty of other activities that weekend, a list of which you can find here.

We’ve been seeing quite a few of these guys at the Inn lately. They’re gorgeous!
Courtesy: fishhawk/Flickr

After the excitement of the Wine and Food Festival, this is a great way to wind-down a pretty busy weekend. And the ticket prices are very palatable, especially after the Food and Wine Festival: $10 for non-members of the Audubon, with children three and under in age getting-in free.

Enjoy your weekend! And Autumn, the best time to be in Greenwich!