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Penultimate Stretch

Young, dark Red-tailed Hawk. photo by Ted Keyel 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 [...]

2016-05-21T19:40:56+00:00 May 21st, 2016|Migration Counts|Comments Off on Penultimate Stretch

Sharpies and Swainson’s

Sharp-shinned Hawk, photo by Ted Keyel 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 [...]

2016-05-11T12:33:53+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Migration Counts|Comments Off on Sharpies and Swainson’s

Spring Fling

Merlin, photo by Ted Keyel 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 [...]

2016-05-04T22:48:13+00:00 May 4th, 2016|Migration Counts|Comments Off on Spring Fling

Mid-April Raptors

Hello everyone! Sharp-shinned Hawk, Photo by Ted Keyel 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 [...]

2016-04-25T20:55:23+00:00 April 25th, 2016|Migration Counts|Comments Off on Mid-April Raptors

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. Sharp-shinned Hawk flying over the hawk deck. 4/16/16. Photo by Ted Keyel We also had a big push of [...]

2016-04-16T23:32:04+00:00 April 16th, 2016|Migration Counts|Comments Off on Sharp-shinned Hawkapalooza

Hawk Count Beginnings

Hello everyone! Our first bird of the season, an adult Bald Eagle. 3/15/16. Photo by: Ted Keyel 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 [...]

2016-04-13T23:01:42+00:00 April 13th, 2016|Migration Counts|Comments Off on Hawk Count Beginnings