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Friday, September 18, 2020

Prime Time Broad-winged Hawk Migration Now!!

Broad-winged Hawks in New England did migrate yesterday finding lift mainly for a few hours in the afternoon. Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory, NH, saw 2,269 raptors, 2,195 of them Broadwings after 2 pm. The other New England hawk sites south of Pack missed that big number. Mt. Watatic , MA, saw 414 raptors, 378 of them Broadwings just about the same time Pack was getting their big numbers. Mt. Wachusett, MA, saw 33 raptors, 22 of them Broadwings. Meanwhile over in VT, Putney Mt. hawkwatch had 1,308 raptors, 1,270 of them Broadwings. The biggest migrations were seen yesterday at the mega sites, Corpus Christi HawkWatch, TX, 36,515 raptors, Hawk Ridge, Duluth, MN, 12,049 raptors and Holiday Beach Hawk Watch, ON, 17,372 raptors. There are still a few more days left in the prime time window for Broadwing migration and now through the weekend, which has clearing and northerly winds, should be good. All of these numbers can be seen at the amazing website, you can follow the numbers there and hopefully get out and see some raptors yourself.

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