Hawk Mountain hosts inaugural Birds and Brew

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Kempton hosts its inaugural Birds and Brew event on Aug. 11 in the Sanctuary Amphitheater. The event takes place on the same day as Hawk Mountain’s Off to a Flying Start migration kick-off, which celebrates the beginning of the autumn migration season, during which Sanctuary staff, volunteers, and trainees count the passing raptors and other wildlife.

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary will host its inaugural Birds and Brew event from 5 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 11 at the Sanctuary Amphitheater in Kempton. Proceeds from the event directly support the Sanctuary’s global conservation science research and educational programming.

Attendees will enjoy unlimited beer tastings from up to a dozen local breweries, along with high-class food, a commemorative 6 ounce glass, and live music entertainment, performed by the bluegrass group Crow Hill, all for the one-time admission price. Tickets are for sale in advance for reduced price, as well as at the door. Designated drivers and those under 21 can attend and receive food and non-alcoholic drinks for reduced ticket price.

The event takes place on the same day as Hawk Mountain’s Off to a Flying Start migration kick-off, which celebrates the beginning of the autumn migration season, during which Sanctuary staff, volunteers, and trainees count the passing raptors and other wildlife. The event includes hands-on activities for visiting families, a raptor identification program, and the annual Mountain Raffle.

“This is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the beginning of our exciting autumn migration season with hopefully a new group of visitors. It will be a wonderful evening of fun, food, drinks, and support of the Hawk Mountain mission,” says Membership and Volunteer Manager Tammy Jandrasitz, who coordinates the event.

For sponsorship information, contact Tammy at jandrasitz@hawkmountain.org. For more details about the event and to pre-register a ticket, visit hawkmountain.org/birds-and-brew.

The 2,500-acre Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is the world’s first refuge for birds of prey and is open to the public year-round by trail-fee or membership, which in turn supports the non-profit organization’s raptor conservation mission and local-to-global research, training, and education programs. To learn more about Hawk Mountain or other programs, please call 610-756-6961 or visit www.hawkmountain.org.

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