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Waterbird migration may finally be starting!

By Louie Dombroski Almost one week into the waterbird count, there is still little to report. There were some hopeful signs in March and early April with a few (very few) Canada Geese, Mallards, and Sandhill Cranes all reported from the hawk watch. On one visit in March, I climbed [...]

2018-04-23T08:34:57+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Migration Counts|Comments Off on Waterbird migration may finally be starting!

Owl Update 4/21/18

By Chris Neri and Nova Mackentley Northern Saw-whet Owl, Photo Chris Neri We had hoped by waiting out the winter storm we might have some good news to report. Unfortunately, no such luck as of yet. Obviously, the storm had us shut down for a few nights, and we frequently [...]

2018-04-23T08:20:45+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Owl Banding|Comments Off on Owl Update 4/21/18

Sightings Report for April 6-15, 2018

By Skye Haas, 2018 Spring Field Ornithologist And I thought there was little to report in my last update! Very little bird migration has occurred in April so far. Persistent north winds and frequent snow showers have plagued the research programs here at WPBO, and we have been setting some new late arrival [...]

2018-04-17T11:48:23+00:00April 17th, 2018|Recent Sightings|Comments Off on Sightings Report for April 6-15, 2018

A Slow Start to April

By Gary Palmer, 2018 Spring Hawk Counter After a solid start to the count in March, migration is suddenly far behind schedule here at the Point. Eight days into April only five species of raptor have been recorded for the month, and their numbers have been dismally low: one Turkey [...]

2018-04-09T12:10:24+00:00April 9th, 2018|Migration Counts|Comments Off on A Slow Start to April

Whitefish Point Sightings Report for March 30-April 5

By Skye Haas, Spring Field Ornithologist Sadly, there is not too much to report this week. We are stuck in a long-term holding pattern of cold north winds, and periodic snowstorms. We did get a few new season birds, with a trio of COMMON GOLDENEYE over the hawk deck on [...]

2018-04-09T11:59:08+00:00April 9th, 2018|Recent Sightings|Comments Off on Whitefish Point Sightings Report for March 30-April 5

Slow Start to Spring Owl Banding Season Continues

By Chirs Neri and Nova Mackentley With the exception of one night, things have remained slow during the nighttime at the Point. Following our last post, we were able to run nets four consecutive long, cold, full nights that produced a grand total of one Northern Saw-whet Owl. Mercifully, the [...]

2018-04-05T09:43:23+00:00April 5th, 2018|Owl Banding|Comments Off on Slow Start to Spring Owl Banding Season Continues

March Migration Wrap-Up

By Gary Palmer, 2018 Hawk Counter Bald Eagles, Photo Skye Haas Migration seems to be on pause here at Whitefish Point, as March ended with a sizeable snowstorm accompanied by fierce north winds to continue a string of slow days. The month ended with a total of seven species of raptors and [...]

2018-04-02T11:25:22+00:00April 2nd, 2018|Migration Counts|Comments Off on March Migration Wrap-Up

Whitefish Point Sightings Report for March 22-29, 2018

By Skye Haas, 2018 Spring Field Ornithologist Hello everyone, here is the weekly sightings report for March 22-29. Aside from a few brief days of a welcomed warm-up, it remains very wintery up here at Whitefish Point. There has been some snow melt, and while the bay is still locked [...]

2018-03-30T09:10:48+00:00March 30th, 2018|Recent Sightings|Comments Off on Whitefish Point Sightings Report for March 22-29, 2018

Signs of Spring!

By Gary Palmer, 2018 Spring Hawk Counter Despite the thick blanket of snow which remains at Whitefish Point, there have been some clear indications that spring really is beginning. Today the thermometer crept above freezing for the first time this season, the warm air brought in by our first southerly winds. And along [...]

2018-03-27T13:24:38+00:00March 27th, 2018|Migration Counts|Comments Off on Signs of Spring!

A Slow and Frigid Start to Spring Owl Banding

By Chris Neri and Nova Mackentley Boreal Owl banded at WPBO Nova Mackentley and I are excited to be back at WPBO for another spring owl banding season. The banding results in March can vary significantly from year to year, and we’re unfortunately off to a slow and frigid start this [...]

2018-03-23T10:42:56+00:00March 23rd, 2018|Owl Banding|Comments Off on A Slow and Frigid Start to Spring Owl Banding