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Budding Biologists Visit Chelan Ridge

04 October 2017 Written by
Text and artwork by Alma Schrage Hallo from Chelan Ridge! On Sept 16 and 17 we had our annual Hawkfest to celebrate the raptors we see here at Chelan Ridge HawkWatch. Our visitors who made the trip up to our site got to see Sharp-shinned and Cooper’s Hawks released, and…

Meet the Grand Canyon Crew

25 September 2017 Written by
Text and photos by Earl Johnson Counting started at the Yaki Point, Grand Canyon HawkWatch on August 27th, and is slowly picking up as we near the peak season. About the crew this year: Greg Cooper was born and raised in New York but has called the West home for…

Meet the Chelan Ridge Crew

22 September 2017 Written by
Text and photos by Magill Schumm Hello all and welcome to the Chelan Ridge HawkWatch blog for the 2017 migration season! It has been an exciting start to the season for newbies and seasoned crew members alike. We began the count on August 25th and commenced trapping on the first of…

Meet the Commissary Ridge Crew

22 September 2017 Written by
Text and photos by Will Britton Commissary Ridge HawkWatch is entering it’s 4th week and things are starting to heat up raptor-wise. Weather-wise, things are seriously cooling down after a warm first couple weeks. In typical Commissary Ridge fashion, we have donned layer upon layer to count migrant raptors. The…

Meet the Corpus Christi Crew

20 September 2017 Written by
Text by Matthew Mills On the verge of migration's peak, the Corpus Christi HawkWatch crew has already tallied over 31,000 raptors for the season. Highlights include a first site record for Gray Hawk (!) and the first Aplomado Falcon since 2011. In addition, two early records have been broken this year:…

Djibouti Project Update

18 September 2017 Written by
This autumn we set out to conduct the first-ever full migration season raptor monitoring at the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait in remote northern Djibouti, in the Horn of Africa. This site is expected to be perhaps the largest migratory bottleneck along the Eurasia – East Africa flyway, with at least 32 raptor…