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Celebrate PEREGRINE DAYS – Oct. 11-14

October 5, 2018

More Peregrine Falcons fly over the Florida Keys than anywhere else in the world. Peregrines are the fastest animals on the planet, reaching speeds over 200 mph on a stooping dive. They are beautiful predators that were once nearly lost to extinction due to pesticides. The Florida Keys Hawkwatch is record holder for the site to document the highest number of Peregrines in a season (4,559 – fall of 2015) and in a single day (1,506 on Oct. 10, 2015.


Do you want to witness the flight of Peregrine Falcons and learn more about their migration? Join us:

  • Thursday, October 11th   |   “Birds n’ Brews”  Raptor Weekend kickoff event. Get a crash course in raptor identification, plus learn the history of raptor migration through South Florida, all the while enjoying some Brooklyn Brews. 7 – 9 PM, Leica Store Miami, Coral Gables. Learn more.

  • Friday, October 12th   |   “Día de Los Peregrinos”  In English and Spanish; all ages. Dawn your best hawk costume and witness the flight of numerous Peregrine Falcons. 10 AM – 5 PM, Florida Keys Hawkwatch, Curry Hammock State Park, Marathon. Learn more.

  • Friday, October 12th   |   Hawk Mania Keynote Presentation – A curated conversation about migrating birds of prey between Rafael Galvez, Jeff Bouton, and Mark Hedden entitled, “Hawk Migration in the Keys: What We Know, How We Know It, And What We’re Still Trying To Figure Out”. 6:30 – 7:30 PM, Key West Garden Club, Key West. Learn more.

  • Saturday, October 13th   |   Hawk Mania  All day hawkwatch in Key West, plus a scheduled songbird walk, butterfly walk and hawk ID program for kids. 9 AM – 3 PM, Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, Key West. Learn more.

  • Sunday, October 14h   |   Bird Like a Girl Day – Phoebes Birding, South Florida’s only women’s birding group, present the first official women’s day at the Florida Keys Hawkwatch. Learn about migration all the while getting to know other female birders. 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM,  Florida Keys Hawkwatch, Curry Hammock State Park, Marathon. Learn more.

A series of events co-hosted by some of South Florida’s prominent birding and conservation organizations including: Florida Keys Hawkwatch, Florida Keys Audubon Society, Tropical Audubon Society, Leica Store Miami and Phoebes Birding.

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