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Beamer Point Migrants on April 19, 2008

Around this time of April, the broad-winged hawks start migrating north in large numbers and the right conditions can produce movements in the thousands of birds. In some 15+ years of hawk watching, its one of the few migrations I … Continue reading

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The Strangest Raptor Photo I’ve Ever Taken

I was back at Beamer Point CA outside of Grimsby, Ontario on April 6. Contrary to expectation, it was very sunny with a cold north wind blowing off Lake Ontario. This created perfect blue skies which made it extremely difficult … Continue reading

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Migrating Birds of Prey on April 5, 2008

The spring hawk migration is in full swing with good numbers of birds migrating. Between 1200-1300 birds were seen. In total, 13 species of raptors were seen including golden eagle, bald eagle, red-tailed hawk, red-shouldered hawk, northern harrier, rough-legged hawk, Cooper’s hawk, … Continue reading

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Migrating Birds of Prey in Spring

Every spring and fall tens of thousands of birds of prey migrate along fixed routes that they have used for centuries. In the spring, they migrate along the Niagara Escarpment before heading north searching for nesting territory. Just outside of … Continue reading

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