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Fyke Field Trips

Please Note: We ask that you register with the leader as a convenience in planning all our field trips.



September to November

State Line Hawk Watch

Meet at the State Line lookout in Alpine. This site has easy access and park facilities. Here is a chance to look down at migrating hawks. From September through early November, volunteer observers record the migration of raptors from the lookout point at State Line Lookout, from 9 AM to 4 PM, volunteer availability and weather conditions permitting..

September to November

Mount Peter Hawk Watch

The Mount Peter Hawk Watch, begun by the Fyke Nature Association in 1958, will celebrate its 60th consecutive fall count this fall, and hopefully the migrant raptors will join us. Although you can’t call down to the Valley View Inn for a beer, as Stiles claimed to have done during those early days, you can enjoy some homemade ice cream from the local Creamery. The watch runs from September 1 through November 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, weather permitting. We’re located above the Creamery at the top of 17A between Greenwood Lake and Warwick, NY. Visitors are more than welcome.

September 16-17, 2017 (Saturday - Sunday)

Fyke Weekend at Mount Peter

Come one or both days and join the regulars at the lookout. We hope to catch a big Broadwing flight. Registration not required.

October 1, 2017 (Sunday)

Hawks Over the Hudson 12:00 to 4:00 PM

Fyke will be represented at “Hawks Over the Hudson” at the State Line Lookout, Palisades Interstate Park in Alpine, New Jersey, rain or shine. The program features live birds of prey presented by the Delaware Valley Raptor Center at 1 and 2:30 p.m. Between the programs, visitors can chat with the presenters, and to enjoy activities and exhibits presented by some of the member organizations of the Nature Program Cooperative. The program is free and open to all, with no advance registration required to attend. Website for this event is www.natureprogram.org/hawksOverHudson.html.

October 7, 2017 (Saturday)

Celery Farm Guided Walk

This two-hour walk is for nature-lovers of all ages and birders of all levels. We'll look for bugs and weird plants as well as our feathered friends. Meet at 8 a.m. at Green Way cul-de-sac on the north end of the CF off Franklin Turnpike. To register, contact Mike Limatola, mike.limatola@gmail.com.

October 7, 2017 (Saturday)

The Big Sit! at the Celery Farm

The Big Sit! is an annual, international, noncompetitive birding event. Our team, The Celery Stalkers, sits in a circle 17 feet in diameter for 24 hours counting all the bird species we see or hear. The center of our circle is the Pirie – Mayhood Tower. To sign up for a team contact Carol Flanagan, carolflana@aol.com.

October 22, 2017 (Sunday)

Ducks at Dusk

Meet at the Celery Farm Warden’s Watch at 5:30 p.m. To register contact Mike Limatola, mike.limatola@gmail.com.

November 4, 2017 (Saturday)

Sunrise Mountain Hawk Watch

Meet on site 10 a.m. To register contact Mike Limatola, mike.limatola@gmail.com.

NPC Field Trips

The Nature Program Cooperative (NPC) is a collaboration between over a dozen local organizations like Fyke that provide quality nature programs. Throughout the year, NPC members host activities and programs to which all group members are invited. When applicable, member discounts will apply to NPC partner members and supporters. For example, if Tenafly Nature Center hosts an event, members of all other NPC groups pay TNC’s member rate. For more details, please see the NPC website at www.natureprogam.org.