EXPLORE NB: Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch, Charlotte County, NB

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
  • Osprey
  • Downey Woodpecker
  • American Goldfinch
  • Nuthatch
  • Raven
  • 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 …


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