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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 2 April 2018: See below for: a) Counters needed; b) Banded American Kestrels; c) NPH AGM & Banquet on April 28

COUNTERS NEEDED AT BEAMER

Hawkwatch Counters are still needed at Beamer CA on the following days (Updated Noon, 13 April 2018):

Saturday 5-May-18

Sunday 6-May-18

Tuesday 8-May-18

Thursday 10-May-18

Saturday 12-May-18

If you can help please contact Matt Mills by email at [matt.ja.mills@gmail.com]

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 ]

NIAGARA PENINSULA HAWKWATCH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ON 28 APRIL 2018

The Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch’s Annual General Meeting and Banquet will be held on Saturday, April 28, again at St Andrew’s Church Hall, 7 St Andrew’s Avenue, Grimsby. Socializing and the bucket raffle begin at 5:00 p.m., the pre-supper wine and cheese around 5:15, and dinner around 6:15. Tickets: Members - $40; Non-Members - $50. As always, we welcome donations for the bucket raffle. Please contact a member of the NPH Committee if you can make a donation.

Our speaker for the AGM and Banquet this year will be Matt Mills, NPH Counter Coordinator. In preparation for his talk entitled Hawkwatching in Western North America. Matt has spent a lot of time in the west, and assures us that hawk-watching sites and the nature of hawk-watching are different from our experience at Beamer. We hope to see you for an interesting and enjoyable evening when you can chat with all your hawk-watching friends! Non-members are most welcome. Contact Mike Street [mikestreet1@gmail.com] or any member of the Committee to reserve a place at the dinner.

 

 
 
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