If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. Short hike, outstanding view, hawk watch when in season Rockaway Township, NJ, has many gems mostly unknown to the outside world and this is one of them. Lots of mountain bikers .. Public information for Sensitive Species is restricted due to potential harmful impact to these birds. From August through November, the Washington Valley Park Hawk Watch Area is host to several hundred hawkwatchers from all over the northeastern United States. Suddenly you are at the ridge and can see far away. Reprinted from One Hundred Years and Still Counting, by Libbie Harrover Johnson, 1997. The Cape May Hawk Watch command post is a multi-layered wooden platform in Cape May Point State Park, on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean at the southern tip of New Jersey. On the right nearby you will notice a dirt trail leading to a rocky overlook with another bulletin by NJDEP describing the significance of the site. Looking to join the NJ Hawks or looking for more information about our no pads tackle football team, then drop us a line on Facebook or Instagram! New Jersey Audubon fosters environmental awareness and a conservation ethic among New Jersey’s citizens; protects New Jersey’s birds, mammals, other animals, and plants, especially endangered and threatened species; and promotes preservation of New Jersey’s valuable natural habitats. Bring a binocular and enjoy the scenery. Of course, the other attraction is hawk watching when they are in season flying through the Rockaway flyway in the Spring (February 15 through May 15) and in the Fall (August 15 through November 15). A lovely, very moderately challenging climb to an astonishing view - and long may it be that way. Newcomers would do well to stop at New Jersey Audubonâs Cape May Bird Observatory at the corner of Lighthouse Drive and East Lake Drive for information on the many birding â¦ In some years, exceptional Broad-winged Hawk flights have been observed in the Fall. The NorthEast Hawk Watch (NEHW) is a registered not-for-profit organization established and run by volunteers to increase awareness, appreciation and protection of our daytime birds of prey. Located off the Palisades Interstate Parkway, 532 feet above the Hudson River. If you are nearby or in town, and enjoy a short hike (ca. Located off the Palisades Interstate Parkway, 532 feet above the Hudson River. It's listed in Gmap so it's not too hard to The view from the platform is spectacular, considering its location amidst one of the most densely populated areas in the country. March 16 to May 15 Length 7.9 mi Elevation gain 1,177 ft Route type Loop Finally, the majestic sight of a Golden Eagle is sure to warm even the coldest soul. But it wasn’t until the Montclair Hawk Watch was formally organized in 1957 by three members of the Montclair Bird Club — Ruth Edwards, Suzanne Haupt, and Ruth Breck — that “Operation Hawk-Watch” began. Go up Edgecliff 0.2 miles and park on the shoulder (to avoid parking problems, please park well off the side of the road). The lyrical chroniclers of the Montclair Hawk Lookout have been Else and Wayne D. Greenstone. His excitement, joy, and enthusiasm for the autumnal pageant was infectious, touching all who journeyed to the lookout.”. The Montclair Bird Club has conducted an official fall hawk count since 1957, the longest official hawk migration count in the state. Peak migration will usually occur near the middle of the time frameâlate August through Novemberâbut smaller numbers of each species may occur before or after the peak. It's listed in Gmap so it's not too hard to. Kiosk. Is the best date to go and see the hawks migrate. Parking is available in the vicinity of the Wildcat Ridge Bulletin Board posted by the NJDEP. Dogs are also able to use this trail. On Friday, September 16th, 1988, the Montclair Sanctuary of the New Jersey Audubon Society was dedicated in memory of Andrew Bihun, Jr. It was most graciously hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ringley of Cedar Grove. Many of Andy’s family and friends were on the lookout, along with all of the officials from NJAS who had put tireless effort into making the sanctuary a reality. While participating in the “hide and seek” search for hawks in the ever spinning billowing clouds above, one can be treated to the south and east with a view of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, the entire New York City skyline including the Statue of Liberty, all the way northeast to the Palisades. Peak flights in late September and early October add up to â¦ Today, a crushed stone-filled platform sits atop a rock cliff on a basalt ridge of the First Watchung Mountain and commands a panorama of nearly 360 degrees, offering views of landmarks up to fifty miles away. Chances are now better to see Merlins or even a Peregrine Falcon or two. Follow the driving instructions until you run into a gate blocking the rough trail made for high clearance 4WD only. The lookout path is on the south side of the road. Hike the tree-shaded trail for about half a mile (20 minutes walk) until you see a Power Station or Cell Phone Tower marking the end of the trail. However, to make it a success more official counters are needed.Counters are those individuals who commit to a 3 1/2 hour time slot (mornings or afternoons) â¦ This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. The coordinates that you can use in navigation applications to get to find Hawk Watch quickly are 40.9085897 ,-74.5486271 Armed with binoculars, spotting scopes and cameras, they come to witness the thousands of hawks, falcons, and eagles flying overhead, sometimes just over the treetops.