WHEN: Normally held the 2nd or 3rd weekend in April by Anchorage Audubon and Mat-Su Birders
No sponsored event for 2022
The Harlan’s Hawk Capitol of the World!
While there is no organized event this year Hawkwatch International will be counting starting around March 10, and going through May 15.
HawkWatch hosted a free webinar about Gunsight and you can watch the recording here.
Then, for further reading and reference check out the journal article on Golden Eagles based on data collected at the Gunsight Mt area.:
There is also a Facebook Group you can follow for updates and communication called “Friends of Gunsight Mountain Hawkwatch.”
See the count statistics from 2021 here.
Anyone can head up to Sheep Mountain anytime to observe and count.
Sheep Mountain Lodge is open. (restaurant is not open till May. Call them for details)
WHERE: at the pull-off at MP 118.8 Glenn Highway. Also sometimes use pull-offs between MP 118 and 122.
WHAT to bring: Get out the sun screen, binoculars, chairs, parkas!