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The Debrief: Learn how to volunteer at the annual Bake Oven Knob Hawk Watch

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Brad Klein
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Adult Bald Eagle, Northampton Co. Feb, 2021.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — WLVR’s Brad Klein speaks with Environment & Science Reporter, Molly Bilinski about the start later this month of the annual Bake Oven Knob Hawk Watch.

From Aug. 15 through the end of November, volunteers gather at the site, near the Appalachian Trail, to record migrating hawks, eagles, and other birds of prey as they migrate through Pennsylvania on their way to southern wintering grounds.

  • Volunteers at the Bake Oven Knob Hawk Watch collect data on migrating birds of prey from Aug. 15 through the end of November
  • The Lehigh Gap Nature Center holds a Zoom meeting Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. for those who may be interested in learning to identify and count migrating hawks
  • Those interested in attending the Zoom session or getting involved with the Bake Oven Knob Hawk Count can email LGNC Director, Chad Schwartz at chad.schwartz@lgnc.org

Bilinski reports that the Lehigh Gap Nature Center is holding a gathering via Zoom to encourage volunteers to participate in the hawk watch and learn to identify migrating raptors. The Zoom session is Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m.
She says that the Lehigh Gap Nature Center can help even novice bird watchers learn to identify and count hawks and help scientists understand population trends among the dozen or more species that pass through Eastern Pennsylvania every year.