Sunday, October 14, 2007

Hawk Mountain, Kempton PA - Autumn Hawk Migration

Today we went to Hawk Mountain for one of my favorite Fall activities, watching the Autumn hawk migration. Because of the recent cold front which came through, it was an excellent day for birdwatching. We saw dozens of Sharp-shinned Hawks, one Golden Eagle, several Red-tailed Hawks, and one Cooper's Hawk. The total count for the day as observed by the official counters was 730 raptors, including 560 Sharp-shinned Hawks.
Hawk Mountain is a wonderful place to visit not only because of their prime location on the Appalachian Flyway, but also because of the extensive public education and conservation work which they sponsor. To find more information (including the daily count) check the Hawk Mountain website.

Hawk watchers at North Lookout. You can see a raptor in the top right corner of the picture.

Official counters making observations.

Another view from North Lookout, looking along the ridge.

Looking across the valley.


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At 8:45 PM, Blogger Anne said...

Thank you! Glad you liked the pics! Yes, you may use my photos, I sent an email to Joanna.

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