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HawkWatch Appreciation Days


This page includes details on a past event. For a current list of upcoming Pottawattamie Conservation events, please visit our calendar.
Saturday, October 14, 2023
9:00am to 4:00pm Add to Calendar

Hitchcock Nature Center
27792 Ski Hill Loop
Honey Creek, Iowa 51542

All Ages

$5 Per Vehicle Entry Fee or Park Membership

This September marks the 32nd year of Hitchcock HawkWatch, and you're invited to learn more about their important conservation work!

Swing by the Loess Hills Lodge gallery from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to learn more about what their research is uncovering, enjoy refreshments including lemonade, cookies, and popcorn, and see what raptors are passing through atop the park's 60-foot observation tower. Special HawkWatch displays and refreshments will be available at the lodge on September 23rd, September 30th, October 7th, and October 14th.

A $5 per vehicle entry fee or parks membership is required to enter the park. Thank you!

Hitchcock HawkWatch is a volunteer group that dedicates more than 3,000 hours each year to recording the fall migration of raptors including Red-Tailed Hawks, Bald Eagles, Turkey Vultures, and more. Click here to see our 2022 HawkWatch Report where more than 12,000 raptors were recorded (the highest count since 2012!).

Cancellation Policy

Please note that processing fees will not be refunded. Guests may cancel their reservation for a refund up to 1 week (7 days) prior to the program date by calling 712-545-3283 and speaking with staff directly. Cancellations received less than 1 week (7 days) in advance of the event will not be refunded. Fees for programs canceled by Pottawattamie Conservation due to weather or other circumstances will be refunded, including the processing fee.

2023 programming is sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation.

The Pottawattamie Conservation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status in its employment, programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Human Resource Director 227 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501.

Map to HawkWatch Appreciation Days

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