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Raptor Identification Course

We are pleased to announce that the Raptor Identification course will be offered again for this winter, 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 (


Ontario Nature and other nature groups, and the Ontario Field Ornithologists have also submitted responses to the proposal, which you may find at:

Upcoming Events 

Please note all public events are cancelled while COVID restrictions are in place


Raptor ID Course

The Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch is pleased to announce that our Raptor Identification Course will be offered again this winter, 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.



Annual Watch

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. Washroom facilities are closed in March and April.  If restrictions are reduced, we shall make the information known.  We welcome visitors who follow public health guidelines.



Annual General Meeting

The Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch will be holding a virtual Annual General Meeting this coming year on Saturday, April 1st at 7:00pm.  More details to come to members by email!



Annual Open House

We are pleased to announce that an open house is again planned for this coming spring season, please check back here for details!