Count Hawks at Gunsight Mountain
at Milepost 118.8 of the Glenn Highway
The raptors are coming through Gunsight Mountain (there’s nifty movie here!) like gangbusters. The Golden Eagle tally is over 600 and the Harlan’s Hawks streamed in with 61 on Monday. Also on Monday, there were 3 Sharpies, 1 Rough-legged, 2 Goshawks, and an amazing Boreal Owl calling during the middle of the Day! There has also been a Hawk Owl hunting near the Hawkwatch site at Mile 120.
The Hawkwatchers would appreciate any help they can get—scanning the sky for an entire day is pretty tiring and the more eyes the better.
Last year, OUR area volunteers (all of you folks) tallied SIX HUNDRED hours of assistance at the site, and those hours contribute to the equation when funding and grant money is awarded.
So if you’ve got time, and if you want a fabulous day of birding, drive up to Mile 120 on the Glenn Highway and say hello to Frank and Frank. They’d love to see you!
If you’d like to see their counts, they are posting daily results at: Gunsight Mountain Hawkwatch Results
The roads are clear and dry (although please drive safely), and the views are gorgeous!
We’d Love to Have You Help.
April 7 – May 15, 2017
MP 118.8 Glenn Highway