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Montclair Hawkwatch Update- November 14th

This week at the hawkwatch was notable in regard to non-raptor species. On the 8th, following the previous week’s trend, large numbers of Brants migrated overhead, with the day’s count adding up to 355 individuals. Over 700 Canada Geese passed over as well. Although the 13th brought additional numbers of…...

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Cape May Hawkwatch – November 7th

Hard to believe two-thirds of the season is in the books! Unfortunately, October ended on a slow note. We were plagued with less than ideal weather conditions; many days of mist, overcast, and southerly winds.  However, one bright spot came on October 26th when the first Golden Eagle of the…...

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Cape May Hawkwatch Update – October 16

Another week in the books for this fall season. The standout flight this week was Thursday October 10th.  Although the forecast of seasonably warm temperatures coupled with a light northerly breeze did not look promising for a large flight to materialize, we were all pleasantly surprised. It was a fantastic…...

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Cape May Hawkwatch Update – October 3rd

We are now entering the prime window for raptor migration. Unfortunately, the weather has been unseasonably warm with less than ideal wind directions. Despite that, some decent flights have occurred in the last 2 weeks. September 21st brought light westerly winds in the AM which produced a good flight of…...

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Montclair Hawkwatch Update- September 26th

This past week at Montclair Hawkwatch has been great for seeing raptors, as well as a variety of other migrants. On the 22nd and 23rd, warm weather with limited winds increased all insect activity, including that of butterflies. Some monarchs flew southward mere inches above the platform, while others flew…...

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Montclair Hawkwatch Update – September 19th

Fall migration data collection at the Montclair Hawkwatch began on September 1st, and over the course of the past two weeks, raptor migration activity has steadily been ramping up. On the 1st, two eager Broad-winged Hawks flew southward, leading the charge for future migrants. Until the end of the first…...

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