The Nature Program Cooperative

“Hawks Over the Hudson”

At State Line Lookout in the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey with live birds of prey with the Delaware Valley Raptor Center. Admission is free!

Sunday, October 1, 2017
12 – 4 PM

Hawks Over the Hudson

On Sunday, October 1, State Line Lookout in Alpine, in the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey, will host “Hawks Over the Hudson.” To be held rain or shine from 12 to 4 PM, the program features live birds of prey presented by the Delaware Valley Raptor Center at 1 and 2:30 PM. Between the programs, visitors can chat with the presenters, and to enjoy activities and exhibits presented by some of the member organizations of the Nature Program Cooperative. The program is free and open to all, with no advance registration required to attend.

Photos from previous “Hawks Over the Hudson”

State Line Lookout is accessible from its own exit on the northbound Palisades Interstate Parkway about 2 miles north of Exit 2 (a well-marked U-turn is available for southbound travelers — click here for detailed directions, including coming by public transportation or bicycle). Lookout Inn, a refreshment stand at the site that has a lunch and snack menu as well as gifts and books, will be open during the event.

The presentation will be held under a tent in case of rain. If weather permits, visitors will also be able to stop by an ongoing hawk watch, where they can try their luck at spotting wild raptors — hawks, eagles, and falcons—as they migrate south. Throughout the fall, volunteer observers meet at the lookout point to identify the passing raptors, part of a continent-wide study conducted by the Hawk Migration Association of North America. All through September and October and into early November, the State Line hawk watch welcomes visitors who want to learn more about these magnificent animals. While an occasional eagle will glide by the lookout at eye-level, visitors will also learn how experienced observers use a combination of clues like silhouettes and flight patterns to identify even those animals that pass hundreds of feet overhead. (Visitors to the hawk watch are encouraged to bring binoculars with them if they can.)

For more information or directions, call 201 768-1360 or visit natureprogram.org.