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Watch peak vulture and raptor migration from the pedestrian bridge over the Hassayampa River in Wickenburg at this free, family-friendly event! Click on program title for more details.

 

Did you know that Wickenburg is situated along a major migration route for vultures and hawks? Witness the amazing spectacle of hundreds of migrating turkey vultures flying in to roost in the tallest trees by the Hassayampa River Walk pedestrian bridge during “All Vultures Eve”!

This free, family-friendly event will have informational tables and optics available to borrow to get a closer look at the vultures and raptors. Wild at Heart raptor rehabilitation center will even have their education vulture, “Mojo”, and some other raptor friends to see up close! Other organizations that will be present include Town of Wickenburg, Maricopa County Parks, Arizona Game & Fish Department, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Wickenburg Conservation Foundation, Friends of Hassayampa, Sonoran Audubon, and Maricopa County Master Naturalists. 

Besides this event, you can also see this migration spectacle daily from mid-March through early April! The best time to watch is in the late afternoon until just past sunset, although you can also catch vultures sunning themselves atop the trees each morning before riding the thermals at mid-late morning as they continue their journeys northward. Several species of hawks and raptors migrate along the river too.

MEETING LOCATION: The Wickenburg pedestrian bridge is next to the Hwy. 60 bridge over the Hassayampa River at 333 E. Wickenburg Way.

Access on foot from west side of bridge at the intersection of E. Wickenburg Way and Kerkes St. Public parking is available in adjacent downtown Wickenburg within easy walking distance of the bridge, including at the Kerkes St. Trailhead at the south end of that street. For more information, please call 928-668-0552.

No registration required. This is a FREE, family-friendly event!

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