September 22, Raptor Migration in the Wellsvilles

Join birding expert Bryan Dixon on a hike up to the crest of the Wellsville Mountains to witness one of the wonders of the avian world. Thousands of raptors migrate along the Wellsvilles during the fall migration season. On a good day, we’ll see more than 100 raptors of a number of different species. We’ll hike up Deep Canyon and plan to eat lunch while watching raptors drift by. The trail gains three thousand feet in approximately four miles, so be prepared and be sure to wear appropriate footwear. Bring plenty of water. Since it is usually cool and windy up on top, a change of layers, a warm sweater, and a good wind shell make the experience more comfortable. Bring binoculars, lunch, and water. Meet at 8 a.m. in the parking lot between Caffe Ibis and the Logan fire station. Carpooling will be available.