Detroit River Hawk Watch Raptor Volunteer Spotter

Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Summary
Create Conservation Project/Cause - Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service | Alex Gilford
Purpose/Mission: 
"Purpose: ...During the autumn months, the lower Detroit River becomes a corridor for the passage of migratory birds, and has gained international recognition for the annual volume of birds of prey. Hundreds of thousands of migrating hawks, eagles, falcons, and vultures are concentrated at this location where it is possible to systematically count them each year," Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Start/End Date: 
Wednesday, 11 September, 2019

"Key Responsibilities: Trained volunteers conduct a standardized count of this spectacular migration of
raptors at the lower Detroit River..." Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Background: 

"A standardized monitoring program - the Detroit River Hawk Watch - is conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge (DRIWR), and its friends group, the International Wildlife Refuge Alliance (IWRA), at the Lake Erie Metropark in Gibraltar, MI. Join us at the Boat Launch and witness spectacular flights of Broad-winged Hawks, Turkey Vultures, Sharp-shinned Hawks, and both Bald and Golden Eagles! See the Calendar of Hawk Movement below for numbers and types of raptors expected each season..." Detroit River Hawk Watch.

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