Manzanos Update

30 October 2013
Manzanos will be closing down for the season on Nov 5. As of 10/29/2013, the site counted 4,900 raptor species and banded 697. Great work to the awesome crew up at Manzanos this year: Bob Baez (lead observer), Teresa Ely (Lead Bander), Sarah Dudek (observer), Ben Dudek (Bander), Ian Dolly…

Chelan Ridge Update

29 October 2013
Last update for the 2013 season from the Chelan Ridge crew: The season at Chelan Ridge has officially come to a close. This past week the crew packed up camp and moved it down the mountain. We are now preparing to move our separate ways after sharing two and a…

Bonney Butte Update

25 October 2013
Count update from the Bonney Butte crew: Things are slowing down on Bonney Butte. After two weeks of warm, beautiful weather and many days of over 90 birds, the last two days have brought counts of 29 and 39 birds. Our banders caught a Golden Eagle this week, the second…

Bonney Butte Update

22 October 2013
Count update from the Bonney Butte crew: We continue to count under clear skies & the forecast looks clear through Halloween. Season Totals (as of 10/21/13): 979 Sharp-shinned Hawk193 Cooper's Hawk9 Northern Goshawk69 Unknown Accipiter3 Broad-winged Hawk389 Red-tailed Hawk1 Ferruginous Hawk4 Rough-legged Hawk49 Unknown Buteo14 American Kestrel65 Merlin4 Prairie Falcon7…

Bonney Butte Update

17 October 2013
Update from Bonney Butte crew: After a late October bout of rain, snow, and fog, Bonney Butte has finally been graced with some beautiful weather again. We have already had 11 full and 4 partial weather days this season. But with sun for the last week, we've had a number…

Chelan Ridge Update

17 October 2013
Update from Chelan Ridge crew: Despite having lower than average count numbers this season, things have still been exciting on Chelan Ridge this past week. Our annual Hawktoberfest celebration took place this past weekend. Hawktoberfest is an opportunity to honor all the spirits, both human and avian, that pass through…

Commissary Ridge Update

09 October 2013
Update from Commissary Ridge crew: Since our last update, our count totals have risen drastically! After the first snow storm we had two or three days over 200 birds then on October 1st the birds were flying and we counted 405 migrants. That day we brought our Broad-winged hawk numbers…

Chelan Ridge Update

07 October 2013
Check out these pictures of the light morph Harlan's Hawk from the Chelan Ridge site. What a beautiful bird!

Manzanos Update

04 October 2013
Raptor Haiku by Teresa from Manzanos field crew: Strong cold winds, hail, clouds Fierce fast flying fun falconsMigration is here.  

Corpus Christi Update

02 October 2013
Update from Corpus Christi crew: Here is a snapshot of our numbers through Sept 30. We are low on Broad-winged Hawks YTD, but still have an opportunity to improve that number with a cold front passing through here on Saturday. As our counts have gotten consistently lower since 2006 (850,000+)…