New Executive Director

Friends and Colleagues of Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch: I am happy to announce that as of January 1, Scott Davis has joined MSRW as its

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“My Old Kentucky Home”

As we come to the end of this year, we now have full cycle tracks for five of our tagged Red-tailed Hawks. Determining their location

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Final owl banding post

It’s official, the fall owl banding season is over. We took down the nets today and closed up the camper which Ed then hauled away

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My new pet Porky

I have come across a porcupine so many times while checking the nets at the TC site that I have taken to calling it Porky.

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Feathers

I’ve often been asked what I do to occupy my time during the count when it’s slow. One of the things that I enjoy doing

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Spoiled

We were spoiled during the first month of saw whet banding. From 9/21 through 10/21 we captured 373 Northern Saw Whet Owls. In the two

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Record Day for Common Loons

On October 31st Common Loons came in droves to spend part of their Halloween at the straits. Heavy winds came from the northwest bringing intermittent

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400

Before this banding season began my expectation was that we would catch 400 saw whets. Maybe even get to 500 if we were lucky. Last

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