News & Events
NPCA Press Release – 2023 Migration Monitoring
The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority has issued an April 2023 press release on raptor migration monitoring at Beamer, detailing the history of the site, the NPH’s ongoing efforts, and changes observed over the nearly 49 years of the watch. The release can be found here: https://npca.ca/newsroom/article/monitoring-spring-migration-beamer
Raptor Identification Course
We are pleased to announce that the Raptor Identification course will be offered again for winter 2024, just in time to brush up on your skills before spring migration is underway. Please see our list of events below for more details.
Public Comment: Falconry Regulations
We have issued a public comment on recently proposed changes to falconry regulations, raising important questions and concerns regarding the rationale and supportability of eased restrictions on annual bird takes. Click here to read our submission.
If you require additional information, please contact Keith Dieroff (email@example.com).
Ontario Nature and other nature groups, and the Ontario Field Ornithologists have also submitted responses to the proposal, which you may find at:
Raptor ID Course
The Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch is pleased to announce that our Raptor Identification Course will be offered again for winter 2024, just in time for spring raptor migration. This course was created by Catherine Manschot who is a former teacher, a hawk enthusiast, and an NPH committee member and counter. For more details, please click here.
The Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch has started its season of counting migrating raptors at Beaner Memorial Conservation Area in Grimsby, starting on March 1 and running to May 15. Visitors to the hawkwatch may enter the park on foot and must follow all public health guidelines. If restrictions are reduced, we shall make the information known. We welcome visitors who follow public health guidelines.
Annual General Meeting and Banquet
The Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch will be holding a Banquet this year at Collins Brewhouse in Dundas on Saturday, April 1st from 5:00-9:00 p.m. The buffet-style dinner will include a talk by David Mathiason on the Sharp-shinned Hawk Project and preliminary updates on renewal plans at Beamer Conservation Area.