Hawk expert to teach class at Padilla Bay reserve weekend of Feb. 20

Bill Clark, an international hawk identification expert, will teach a class at Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and lead field trips over three days starting Friday, Feb. 20.

“This is the authority on hawk ID,” said Bud Anderson, a raptor biologist and founder of the Bow-based Falcon Research Group.

Classes will be held at the reserve’s center, which is near Mount Vernon, 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, and 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 21 and 22. After the morning sessions, students will spend the rest of those two days out in the field looking for wild raptors with Clark.

The cost is $175. The center is at 10441 Bayview-Edison Road, near Mount Vernon. The class is for intermediate to advance students.

Register by mailing a check to Falcon Research Group, P.O. Box 248, Bow, WA 98232. Make the check out to the group. Include your address, phone number and email address.

Details: Call Anderson at 360-757-1911 or send an email to falconresearch@gmail.com.