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This migration season, we’re excited to showcase some of the most familiar raptors of Hawk Ridge with our Raptor of the Week series! Our third Raptor of the Week is the Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus), the most abundant raptor seen at Hawk Ridge each fall. Broad-wings are forest dwellers and eat primarily cold-blooded terrestrial prey such as frogs, snakes and toads. They are also long-distance migrants, traveling all the way to Central and South America for the winter. Peak Broad-winged Hawk migration is in mid-September, and the record daily count of broad-wings at Hawk Ridge was 101,698 on September 15, 2003. Feel free to click through the photos to learn more interesting Broad-winged Hawk facts and identification tips! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

Jesse Olson
Beautiful day at Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory with these two! The south wind kept the bird numbers low, but we still saw plenty of sharp-shinned hawks, broad-winged hawks, bald eagles, and turkey vultures. We had one sharpie fly just a few feet over our heads at the summit! ... See MoreSee Less
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Enjoy the fall bird migration with us daily at Hawk Ridge 9am-4pm! hawkridge.org ... See MoreSee Less
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