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I've been interested in raptors and other birds of prey since the early 1980s. I've conducted hawk watches in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas for the Hawk Migration Association of North America (HMANA); was the Western editor of Hawk Migration Studies, HMANA's journal, for ten years; and was on its Board of Directors for a term.
I'm most familiar with the migrations of Broad-winged Hawks, Mississippi Kites, and Red-tailed Hawks over the central and western U.S. Gulf Coast. The most exciting experience I've had was at Hazel Bazemore County Park in Corpus Christi, Texas, where tens of thousands of Broad-winged Hawks are visible in late September. If you spend a week or so there between the 19th and 28th of the month, you'll likely be rewarded with an exceptional flight of hawks. See their web site: Texas Coastal Bend Fall Hawkwatch.
Miscellaneous Raptor Links
Raptor ObservatoriesUnited States
(See Species Accounts below for two migration tracking sites.)
- Appalachian Mountains, especially the Blue Ridge Parkway
- New Jersey
- New York
- West Virginia
- Western Great Lakes area
If you did not find the site you are looking for, try the Hawk Migration Association's Hawk Watch Site Selection Map.
Raptor ObservatoriesOther Countries
Raptor Photos, Paintings, and Drawings
- Alberta's Special Places (By Ray Rasmussen. Click the endangered species link at the bottom of the page for links to several Alberta, Canada, raptor species, as well as a list of raptor links.)
- The North American Breeding Bird Survey (Includes links to life-history accounts, trends, graphs, and maps for raptor species.)
- U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service
(Searchable database of USF&WS documents; type the name of your
- Wildlife Fact Sheets (From the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department; listing includes Ferruginous Hawk, American Kestrel, Mississippi Kite, Northern Harrier, and Swainson's Hawk.)
- Peregrine Falcon
- Swallow-Tailed Kite
- Kite Site 2000 (Follow the migration of a rehabilitated Swallow-Tailed Kite that was fitted with a solar-powered satellite transmitter prior to its release on August 28, 2000. The kite was rehabilitated by Audubon's National Center for Birds of Prey.)
- Turkey Vulture