Penultimate Stretch

Hello Everyone! Things have been going pretty well from the hawkdeck. On May 19th, we witnessed our largest Broad-winged Hawk kettle so far this season, with 440 birds. We have still been seeing a lot of Red-tailed Hawks and the majority are young birds. There still some of the dark Red-tails around too. Sharp-shinned Hawk […]

Sharpies and Swainson’s

Hello everyone, We have been having some great days at the hawkwatch, despite still not having a single day with southwest winds. While the winds may not be perfect, we have still been seeing some great overall diversity, with 16 species of raptors passing by in the last week. May 6th was our second largest […]

Spring Fling

Hello everyone, Thanks for a great Spring Fling. We had a phenomenal turnout with well over 100 visitors on the hawk deck on Saturday and on Sunday.  We were treated to high raptor diversity on both days, with 13 species of raptors on Saturday and an incredible 15 species on Sunday. Those are all of […]

Mid-April Raptors

Hello everyone! After a few days with warm weather, south winds and some great flights, things have quieted down a little. That said, Sharp-shinned Hawks continue to put on a show, with multiple days over triple digits.  We also saw our first Broad-winged Hawks, Osprey and Peregrine Falcons for the hawk deck. The last couple […]

Sharp-shinned Hawkapalooza

Hello everyone! Things have certainly picked up at the hawk deck. The last two days have been fantastic. Yesterday (April 15th), we counted over 1,000 raptors, with the vast majority (826) being Sharp-shinned Hawks. We also had a big push of Northern Harriers with 117 counted from the deck. Interestingly, most of those were females, […]

Hawk Count Beginnings

Hello everyone! The 2016 Spring Hawkwatching season has commenced. We began the count on a fairly warm March 15th, and the first raptor counted was an adult Bald Eagle. An interesting start to the day as the fog would roll in and out throughout the day. The moments that were free of the fog were […]