|Viewing from the top of Greenlaw Mountain|
Kennebecasis Naturalist Society
Colin Pyette and I drove to Charlotte County to try our luck as observers for the Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch. From Sussex it’s a approximately an hour and 50 minute drive to the base of the mountain, located just outside St. Andrews, and a 50 minute climb (at least for us) to the observation site. It was well worth the climb for the view alone!
Though the majority of the birds soared at quite a distance from our observation point several flew impressively low and their proximity to the group was much appreciate by all.
- During our stay we observed the following species:
- Bald Eagle
- Turkey Vulture
- Sharp-shinned Hawk
- Broad-wing Hawk
- American Kestrel
- Downey Woodpecker
- American Goldfinch
- Common Loon
For future reference I would only recommend those reasonably fit for this outing. It’s a good narrow dirt road but has a couple of relatively steep sections in it with loose …