Frank Nicoletti & the Hawk Ridge Spring Counters
Spring has arrived and we’re happy to be back counting all the migrating birds at the West Skyline Spring Count here in Duluth, MN! One of the ongoing events to welcome the spring migration is the annual HMANA Raptorthon. Each year Frank Nicoletti & team participates for Hawk Ridge with the West Skyline Hawk Count Site.
Hawk Ridge has been monitoring the fall bird migration since the 1950’s, ranking as one of the top in the US for overall numbers and diversity of raptors during the spring. The 2018 season was conducted from March 1 through May 29. A total of 32,603 raptors of 17 species were counted, which was the second highest total in the history of WSHC with 33,228 in 2004. On March 21st of this year 2019, we also broke the North American 1-day high count of Bald Eagles with a total of 1,076!
We invite you to join Frank & the Hawk Ridge Spring Counters on the Raptorthon count day (Sunday, April 28th) and learn from one of America’s well-known birding experts!
When you support Frank and the Hawk Ridge Spring Counters, 50% of your contribution will support HMANA, and 50% for Hawk Ridge, so join us and see if we can gain top ranking for species diversity in North America! Results of the Raptorthon are published each year in the Hawk Migration Studies Journal. We thank you in advance for helping us raise money to support both Hawk Ridge & HMANA’s efforts in raptor conservation, monitoring and research programs!