The Queens County Bird Club will host a discussion and photo slideshow on hawks in Douglaston on Oct. 16.
Steve Walter, who has been a naturalist for more than 30 years, organized a hawk watch at Fort Tilden in the Rockaways from 1991 to 1995 and served as a regional editor for the Hawk Migration Association of North America.
Walter will talk about his experience studying the birds and share some of his favorite photographs during the bird club’s free event, which will take place at 8 p.m. at Alley Pond Environmental Center, located at 228-06 Northern Blvd. in Douglaston.
Light refreshments will be served during the event.
Walter’s other projects have included a study of dragonfly migration at Fort Tilden in the 1990s as well as ongoing surveys of moths at Jamaica Bay, Muttontown Preserve and Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.
He has also studied butterfly and dragonfly distribution on Long Island, including documenting a number of locally rare species.