Wednesday, August 15, 2012

It's August - Must Mean Hawk Migration Starting!

August is not too early for raptors to start moving!  Some species have already begun their southerly movements.  If you have not been to Hawk Ridge in Duluth, MN, it is a terrific place to visit.  They have a raptor count, and volunteers who are happy to interpret to the public.  Hawk Weekend is September 14-16; you can find more information about the event here.  You can sign up to receive daily accounts of the raptors seen at the Ridge here , and they also have a new opportunity to follow them on Twitter this year!
Here are some of the statistics for raptors counted at the Ridge:  Turkey Vulture Earliest date: Aug 2;

Broad-winged hawk Earliest date: Aug 1;

Sharp-shinned hawk Earliest date: Aug 5;

Northern Goshawk Earliest date: Aug 15.

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