Hawk Watch, April 27

As mentioned by Josh, the weather was quite beautiful today. Having never been in Mackinaw City in June or July, it is rare for me to be so warm here. It was even nice despite the 20mph southerly wind gusts!

I would have figured with the nice temperature, raptor movement would be pretty good. And it was for the first few hours. I guess the bulk of the movement today was largely lift off birds, because come noon the activity completely died off. I’m unsure why, but perhaps the increasingly high winds were unfavorable.

Thankfully tomorrow will see a break from the east winds. Unfortunately, it will be much less warm as well….

Turkey Vulture – 22
Osprey – 4
Bald Eagle – 3
Northern Harrier – 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk – 40
Broad-winged Hawk – 227
Red-tailed Hawk – 15
American Kestrel – 1

Sandhill Crane – 5
Common Loon – 4

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

Like this article?

Share on facebook
Share on Facebook
Share on twitter
Share on Twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on LinkedIn
Share on pinterest
Share on Pinterest
Receive the latest news

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Get notified about new articles

Login to your account

Job Opportunities

Executive Director Position Available