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BIRD ABOUT: Hawk Watch

September 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm




Ijams Bird-Abouts are monthly field trips that highlight special birding locations in and around the Knoxville area, and the birds that call them home.This month, we are heading to Soddy Mountain Hawkwatch to take part in the Fall Hawk Migration.

Late September is the peak of Broad-Winged Hawk Migration with September 21st, 2018 alone seeing over 1,000 Broad-Winged Hawks! Join an Ijams Naturalist as we travel to the Hawkwatch to learn more about the migration, practice identification skills, and marvel at this mass migration. You won’t want to miss this.


We will meet at the hawkwatch at 12 p.m. and begin viewing. Please budget time for travel as the Hawkwatch is 2 hours from Knoxville.

If you would like to follow an Ijams vehicle to the site it will be leaving from the Ijams parking lot at 10 a.m. The Ijams Naturalist will meet anyone who wants to follow in the lobby of the Nature Center at 9:30 a.m.

The hawk lookout location is state-owned land, and there are currently no restroom or eating facilities nearby.Hawk watchers are advised to bring their own folding lawn chair, sunscreen, a hat, and drinking water, as well as binoculars and a field guide.

No Shelter is available, and parking is on a level below the lookout grounds. The climb to the watch site is up a steep bank about 8′ high. Other helpful tools might include an umbrella or spotting scope, although on a good day, you might not find time to use either.


The fee for this program is $15 per person, and members can enter the code HAWKWATCH for $2 off. EVERYONE MUST HAVE A TICKET. Registration ends on Thursday, September 19th at 5:00 p.m. If you have any questions please contact Jeremy Clothier at jclothier@ijams.org or call (865) 577-4717 ext. 127. REGISTER HERE.


Ijams awards full refunds for any cancellations up to 7 days before a program, or if Ijams cancels a program due to severe weather. Refunds are not awarded for programs with fees under $5 for any reason.


September 21, 2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Jeremy Clothier
577-4717 ext. 127


Ijams Nature Center
2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States
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(865) 577-4717