A SERVICE OF THE OUTDOOR WIRE DIGITAL NETWORK
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2019
Bald Eagles are dominating the early counts at West Skyline and many other raptor count sites.
The spring raptor migration season has begun at West Skyline Hawk Count in Duluth, Minnesota, and the daily raptor sightings can be monitored live online as the season progresses. Already, even as winter lingers in northern Minnesota, 11 species have been observed with more than 300 birds counted since the spring census began – mostly Bald Eagles headed north along the edge of Lake Superior. While nearby Hawk Ridge is famous for its fall raptor migration surveys, the Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory conducts spring migration counts at nearby West Skyline offers a different mix and volume of birds of prey migrating northbound.
To check in on the live updates at West Skyline Hawk Count, as well as season, daily, and species-specific totals, see https://dunkadoo.org/explore/hawk-ridge-bird-observatory/west-skyline-hawk-count-spring-2019(There are even counts of non-raptors included.)
In addition to the Duluth spring count, 18 other raptor counting locations have initiated their spring migration counts at sites ranging from Maryland to Colorado to British Columbia – and more will follow. To track the spring raptor migrations in your area, or across the continent, you can check all the raptor count sites at HawkCount, operated by the Hawk Migration Association of North America (HMANA) athttp://www.hawkcount.org/index.php