Introduction to hawk counter

My name is Calvin Brennan and I am this Fall’s hawk counter at Point LaBarbe. I currently live in Grayling, MI but spend much of my time spring and fall following the bird migration. I have counted hawks at a number of locations including Whitefish Point, Brockway Mountain, Detroit River; all those in Michigan and Kiptopeke in Virginia.

Over the coming days as it gets busier at the watch, I’ll post more of what’s happening. So far, the flights of birds and the weather have been a mixed bag but we have had a couple of good days recently. The largest numbers have been Bald Eagle (378 so far) and Sharp-shinned Hawk (297).