News & Events


Latest News 

NPH Raptor Identification Course – Jan-Feb, 2025

The Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch will be offering the identification course again for winter 2025! Nine webinars will be held on Mondays and Thursdays beginning January 27, 2025. Contact Keith Dieroff at to register, more details can be found here:

NPCA Hawkwatch Open House – March 29, 2024

The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority will be hosting this year’s open house at Ball’s Falls, more details can be found here:

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:

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 



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. If restrictions are reduced, we shall make the information known.  We welcome visitors who follow public health guidelines.



Hawkwatch Open House

This year’s Good Friday Hawkwatch Open House will be held at Ball’s Falls, for more information please see the event page on the NPCA website:



Birthday Celebration at Beamer

We will be hosting a celebration at Beamer Memorial to commemorate our 50th count, starting at 3:00 p.m. Come enjoy cake and the opportunity to socialize with other counters, past and present during the peak of Broad-Winged Hawk migration. There will be no charge.



Annual General Meeting and Banquet

The Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch will be holding a Banquet this year at the Casablanca Winery Inn on Saturday, April 20, starting at 6:00 p.m. and will include a presentation by Brian Wargo from HMANA. Tickets are $50 for members, $60 for non-members. Please contact Kieth Dieroff at to reserve your spot.