August 15 marks the start of Bedford Audubon’s annual autumn Chestnut Ridge Hawkwatch – now in its third decade. The Hawkwatch platform, located at The Nature Conservancy’s Arthur Butler Sanctuary, is open to the public and will be monitored daily from 9am to 5pm until December 1, weather permitting. The 2012 Hawkwatch Team consists of Genevieve Rozhon, Hawkwatch Counter; Angela Woodside, Hawkwatch Intern; and Tait Johansson, Naturalist-in-Residence. You can visit the Hawkwatch at any time. Call for directions. There is a moderately strenuous 10-12-minute climb to the hawkwatch platform.