Spring Raptor Migration Program
This is a two-part program. The second day is Saturday, April 15. Registration is required. Click Here to Register and for more information about Day 2.
Day 1 – Wed., April 11, 6-8 pm. Hawk Ridge has been monitoring the fall bird migration since the 1950’s, but did you know that the West Skyline Hawk Count ranks as one of the top sites in the US for numbers and diversity of raptors during the spring migration. Have you ever wondered about differences in spring migration versus fall? Do birds use the same route in the spring that they used in the fall? Do adult birds and immature birds travel at the same time? Can you age and sex a bird in flight? How does weather impact migration patterns – is there raptor fallout? These are some of the topics we’ll explore in the class portion.
Day 2 – Sun. April 15, Field Trip (1-4 pm, Meet at Enger Tower)
The Hawk Ridge Spring Count is back in action full-time for 2018 with Frank Nicoletti leading the count. We will visit one of the two count sites with the wind direction determining our ultimate destination for best viewing the spring raptor migration. The sites are located along West Skyline Parkway – we are likely to be at either the pull-off below the Thompson Hill rest area or below Enger Tower.
This program is part of the Spring Birding Program Series.