Call for falcon-spotters at Mohonk Preserve

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

The Mohonk Preserve Conservation Science Department is seeking additional volunteers to bolster its monitoring effort for the three territories on Preserve lands that attract peregrine falcons. A volunteer orientation will be held on Saturday, February 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center. Volunteers should register at

Volunteers should dress for the weather and bring binoculars and/or spotting scopes if available. The first portion of the day will be spent at the Visitor Center, after which the group will carpool to the public viewing sites in the afternoon. The orientation is not just for new volunteers; it’s a great refresher for seasoned Peregrine Watch participants and a way to connect with other volunteers. More information about the program is available at