Current Activity

2013 Spring Counter

We are pleased to announce that we have hired a hawk counter for the 2013 spring migration study. Calvin Brennan will be joining us in this survey, bringing along a great amount of experience and knowledge of natural history, with particular expertise in the fields of bird and plant biology.

Calvin has a considerable amount of experience counting diurnal raptors at various sites in the Eastern US including the Detroit River Hawk Watch 2002-08, Whitefish Point 2004-05, 2007-08 as well as Kiptopeke (Virginia) 2000-01 and 2009.

He has extensive experience in the methods involved in capturing and handling passerines for scientific research including mist-netting, banding and measuring of birds. For the last 3 fall seasons, Calvin served as bander-in-charge at the Kiptopeke Songbird Station, Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory.

Calvin spends much of his free time with bird-related pursuits and regularly submits sightings to eBird.

Welcome Calvin ~ we look forward to working with you.

The New Hawk Watch for 2013-2015 and Beyond!

This is where the official counter will be posting daily data and information from the top of Brockway Mountain.

The start date of the count is March 15, 2013 and will be 3 months long ending June 15, 2013. We are planning 3 year counts and hope that they will continue over several years in order to acquire significant migratory data. The count is possible through donations and sponsorships.