MONITORING THE MIGRATION OF HAWKS,
EAGLES, FALCONS, AND VULTURES OVER THE NIAGARA ESCARPMENT
Hello and welcome to the Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch (NPH) website.
On this site, you will find information about the NPH and Beamer Memorial Conservation Area,
the location of our count.
You will also find our latest results during the spring migration season,
along with our history, migration summaries for previous years, and links to other hawkwatches
and nature organizations in our community.
Thanks for visiting us and we hope to see you at Beamer soon!
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Updated 11 May 2018: See below for: a) Grimsby RAPTORFEST 2018; b) Banded American Kestrels
GRIMSBY RAPTORFEST 2018
MAY 12 - 10am to 4pm - PEACH KING CENTRE
Click here for the RAPTORFEST INVITATION form.
PLEASE LOOK FOR AND REPORT BANDED AMERICAN KESTRELS
HawkWatch International (HWI), based in Salt Lake City, Utah, operates raptor migration monitoring sites in the western United States including Bridger Mountains (Montana), Commissary Ridge (Wyoming), Goshute Mountains (Nevada), Grand Canyon (Arizona) and Corpus Christi (Texas). HWI also supports the Florida Keys Hawkwatch, Gulf Coast Bird Observatory (Texas) and Pronatura Veracruz (Mexico).
As part of its American Kestrel Study [ https://hawkwatch.org/kestrels ] HWI has banded 478 American Kestrels with color bands in an effort to monitor their survival and movements. Birds having wings, some of the HWI Kestrels could easily wind up in Ontario, and HWI would like our help protecting a declining species! If you are out and about with your binoculars or spotting scope and see a Kestrel, take a close look to see if there is a color band on its leg. If there is, take some notes and report the details of your sighting at:
[ https://hawkwatch.org/kestrelband ]