It was a toasty but bird-filled to be at the West Skyline Hawk Count! An exciting push of morning flight brought many warblers through the area. Mid-morning kettles of Bald Eagles and Broad-winged Hawks followed after the songbirds tapered off. A total of 61 bird species were observed today! Visitors and counters were treated to eye-level views of Bald Eagles and Broad-winged Hawks just barely beyond the drop off. Here's the eBird list from today's hawk count. ebird.org/checklist/S88417200Thanks to Erik Bruhnke for sharing these photos from today. ... See MoreSee Less
The wonderful world of warblers is coming! Spring migration is on and these small, fine-feathered friends are on their way throughout the month of May. We’ll concentrate on who you are likely to see and hear during breeding season, where to look for them, learn about the specialists in the group, ...
Today's flight of birds along the West Skyline Hawk Count was pretty diverse, topped with several newly-arrived species. The morning flight started off with over 1,200 Blue Jays, nine species of beautiful warblers (several were first-of-the-year for the count), a dapper male Rose-breasted Grosbeak, and more. As the day progressed we were treated to close views of Broad-winged Hawks, speedy Merlin, swirling flocks of Chimney Swifts, and a Gray Ghost (adult male Northern Harrier) at the end of the day. Below is an eBird checklist of all of the birds seen today from the West Skyline Hawk Count.ebird.org/checklist/S88031221Thanks to Erik Bruhnke for sharing these photos from today. ... See MoreSee Less
SAVE THE DATE! Registration info coming soon! Come and celebrate the fall bird migration with us! Hawk Weekend is the annual festival held by the Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in Duluth, MN. It is... View Article