Delaware -(Ammoland.com)- As the summer season slowly fades and an autumn chill returns to the air in Delaware, thousands of migrating raptors will travel south over the state on their way to warmer winter climes.
Each fall, raptor enthusiasts rejoice as they flock to the First State’s two established raptor migration monitoring sites, or hawk watches, to observe and count these hawks, falcons, eagles, ospreys, and vultures as they pass by.
This year’s Hawk Watch – sponsored by the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife, in partnership with the Delmarva Ornithological Society, Delaware Nature Society and Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation – begins, at Delaware Nature Society’s Ashland Nature Center near Hockessin and at Cape Henlopen State Park near Lewes. Hawk watchers will spend nearly every day through Sunday, Nov. 29 at these two sites watching for, identifying and counting raptors.
“As raptors migrate through Delaware in the fall, these birds can be observed in much higher concentrations than other times of year, so the viewing opportunities are extraordinary,” said Kate Fleming, wildlife biologist for …read more