In partnership with Baltimore Green Space, we are excited to present three days of virtual events to celebrate the annual fall migration of thousands of raptors over Fairwood Forest, our local four-acre urban greenspace located off of White Avenue on Fairwood Avenue.
All events are child-friendly and feature expert speakers. Some also include up-close views of captive birds that are part of conservation programs.
There will be an associated scavenger hunt in Fairwood Forest—fun for the whole family! Look for details here soon.
Please join us for these entertaining and educational online sessions:
Tuesday, 10/19, 12-1:30 PM: Learn all about hawks, falcons, and what it means to be a falconer with Sebastian Moreno and his American Kestrel, named Captain. Interested in even more animals? Carrie Murray Nature Center, Baltimore's experiential environmental learning program, will lead a conversation about raptors.
Wednesday, 10/20, 3:30-5 PM: Did you know New Jersey has one of the best birding locations for the fall? Learn more about Cape May's renowned Hawkwatch as well as hawk migration monitoring closer to home in our own Fairwood Forest.
Thursday, 10/21, 6-7:30 PM: Interested in falconry? Learn more about Rodney Stotts' journey exploring a new way to connect with nature. You'll also learn more about our local Fairwood Forest and how you can both enjoy it and get involved in protecting it.
Hawk Celebration Scavenger Hunt
Head over to Fairwood Forest for a fun family scavenger hunt through the end of October.
There's eight special hawk signs throughout the forest (one for each of the seven species of hawk that can be found in Maryland plus one for the American Kestrel as you'll have a chance to meet Captain, an American Kestrel, during our Tuesday online event). Use the sheet below to answer questions with your new hawk knowledge.
How to Access Fairwood Forest
Fairwood Forest is located on Fairwood Avenue near where White Avenue intersects Belair Road. The information station for the forest is located in the forest amphitheater across from 5921 Fairwood Avenue. You can usually find parking along Fairwood Avenue when visiting the forest. Please leave the forest as you found it; anything you bring into the forest please take back out with you.