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Manzanos Counting Strong

12 October 2017 Written by
Text and photos by Jessica Taylor The past few weeks at the Manzano Mountains HawkWatch have been very exciting. It started out with four consecutive weather days right as peak migration was kicking off. The team was worried we were going to miss all the birds as we headed down the…

A Diversity of Migrants at the Grand Canyon

04 October 2017 Written by
Text by Earl Johnson It's peak season here at the Grand Canyon HawkWatch and the birds are continuing to move through. Some great birders from the Prescott Audubon Society braved the weather on September 27th and came up to see some migrant raptors. As always, it was a blast to…

Manzanos: The Peak is Still to Come

04 October 2017 Written by
Text by Tucker Davidson Migration has really been taking off as we’ve recorded almost a thousand birds in just the past week. Our biggest day of the season so far has been 229 migrants from Obs and 44 Accipiters in hand. Our current count as of 9/25 is 2,276 raptors…

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…