What to Bring


Spotting Scope (available for use)

Bird Field Guides (available for use)





Mt. Blue Job (Farmington, NH)

Each Fall, Open World Explorers offers several migratory hawk watch opportunities.  The annual Fall migration of raptors and vultures in eastern North America ranks highly as one of the world's greatest natural spectacles.  Raptors, by themselves, capture the interest of both the committed naturalist and the  interested observer.  Open World Explorers hawk watches can satisfy interest at all levels, by offering ...

  • great in flight views of fantastic raptor species like Bald Eagle, Osprey, and Peregrine Falcon
  • identification tips and instruction for raptors and vultures at near and far distances
  • instruction on bird migration evolution, ecology, physiology, and behavior
  • viewing of the mid-September en masse Broad-winged Hawk migration
  • with some luck and much patience ... GOLDEN EAGLE!!

Hawk Watches

1. Mt. Blue Job (Farmington, NH)

Directions - The Mt. Blue Job Trailhead Parking is located on First Crown Point Rd. in Strafford, NH. (N 43 19.714; W 71 07.370).  The official summit of Blue Job (1331') is forested and topped with a fire tower.  This is NOT the hawk watch location.

The hawk watch site is located north of the fire tower in the open, barren, scrubby landscape marked with an unofficial peak of 1250'.  The hawk watch site is accessed via a short hike (0.9 mile).  Consult the trail map displayed at the parking lot. 

2. Mt. Agamenticus (York, ME)

Directions - http://agamenticus.org/index.php/about-us/directions

The hawk watch site is atop a 691' coastal highpoint.  There are hiking trails and an open paved road to the summit. Hawkwatchers enjoy open northward views from an elevated wooden observation deck.