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North Central Washington Audubon Society is a local chapter of the National Audubon Society dedicated to furthering the knowledge and the conservation of the environment of North Central Washington, our nation, and the world.

Please note: Changes to Hawk Migration Festival!

Celebrate Raptors in Mazama September 12

Hawk Migration Continues Despite the Fires

Please join the US Forest Service Methow Valley Ranger District, North Central Washington Audubon Society, HawkWatch International, and the North Cascades Basecamp for the sixth annual Hawk Migration Festival!

As the wildfires have wreaked havoc throughout North Central Washington, they have also burned in and around the Chelan Ridge HawkWatch site, rendering it unusable for this year’s festival. This is a huge disappointment for a project that has been in place since 1997.

The partners found a good alternative at Slate Peak, a reliable and excellent hawk migration site. It is located 45 minutes from Mazama, and has also been a part of the Hawk Migration Festival weekend field trips in previous years. The North Cascades Basecamp, an idyllic setting at the upper end of the Methow Valley has graciously allowed us to use their place as headquarters. Due to the change of venue and the short time until the festival, we have had to revise the schedule. There will be no shuttles this year but a carpool at 8:45 AM both Saturday and Sunday. Please indicate when signing up if you can drive (AWD or 4 wheel drive recommended) See below for more details.
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Great Gray Owl

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