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Día De Los Peregrinos

Día de Los Peregrinos | Day of The Peregrines

Ven a ver cientos de Halcones Peregrinos migratorios | Come see hundreds of Peregrine Falcons migrating.

Octubre 14, 10am – 5pm| October 14, 2018

Quienes | WhoPara todas las edades. Ven como eres o con disfraces. Niños, familias, grupos. Ven a observar y ayudar a contar halcones, gavilanes y águilas migratorias con un grupo de expertos. Actividades para todas las edades | For all ages. Come as you are or in costume. Kids, families, groups. Come observe and help count migratory falcons, hawks and eagles with a group of experts.

Ocasión | Occasion: Celebración de la semana de vuelos más grandes de halcones en el mundo. Curry Hammock tiene el record mundial del número más grande de Halcones Peregrinos vistos en un día – 1506 el 10 de Octubre, 2015 – y durante una temporada – 4559 el otoño del 2015. Actividades serán en español y en inglés. | Celebrating the week of largest flights of falcons in the world. Curry Hammock hold the world record for most Peregrine Falcons seen during a single day – 1506 on Oct 10, 2015 – and during a single season – 4559 during fall of 2015. Activities in English and Spanish.

 

WHERE: Curry Hammock State Park – 56200 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050.

Meet at the bathhouse in the campground (stilted building), on the second floor. All visitors must park in the Day-Use Area; from there you can walk to the campground. The bathhouse is ADA accessible and has bathrooms and water fountains. The park has an entrance fee, listed below:

  • $2.50 – Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass
  • $4.50 – Single-occupant vehicle or motorcycle
  • $5.50 – Multi-occupant vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Binoculars – Migrating raptors are difficult to spot with the naked eye. Nearly all our spotting and identification is done with binoculars. We recommend that you bring 7x, 8x or 10x binoculars. Scopes will not be necessary and due to limited space, ask you not to bring them or any optics requiring tripods. Leica Store Miami will be providing loaner binoculars on a first-come, first-served basis! So get there early if you want to borrow a pair.
  • Camera – Although it is difficult to predict at what altitude migrating raptors will fly over the hawkwatch, we often see birds that are low enough to photograph with a decent zoom lens.
  • Sun protection – There is limited shade at the observation deck. We will be exposed to the sun during long periods. Bring a large-brim hat and consider lightweight, long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
  • Snacks!
  • Please note…there is limited space on the observation deck. Other than the steps of the stairway, there are no seats available. You may bring a portable, foldable stool. Do not bring folding chairs, beach chairs or lawn chairs please. Please keep your personal belongings in a small pack or bag and refrain from bringing large backpacks.
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