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An Excellent Hawkwatch

This fall I participated in my first ever Hawkwatch. The Hawkwatch takes place near Castlegar every year. This year, there had been rainy weather for over two weeks, which held up the hawk migration and allowed for a very good Hawkwatch on the first sunny day. It was probably one of the best days in the history of the Castlegar Hawkwatch. On the Hawkwatch I got my lifer Broad-winged Hawk and my first Golden Eagle of the year. In the end our hawk totals were:

91 Turkey Vulture

2 Osprey

4 Golden Eagle

2 Northern Harrier

22 Sharp-shinned Hawk

20 Cooper's Hawk

26 Accipiter Sp.

23 Bald Eagle

5 Broad-winged Hawk

56 Red-tailed Hawk

4 Buteo Sp.

2 American Kestrel

1 Falcon Sp.

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