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Hawkwatching with Manzanos Alum

12 October 2018 Written by
Text and photos by Victoria Thorpe, Manzano Mountains HawkWatch crew member The Manzano Mountain HawkWatch was the place to be last weekend. We had our biggest visitor days yet with 26 visitors Saturday and 25 on Sunday. The visitors were composed of former HawkWatch counters, regular visitors, friends and family…

Peak at Manzanos

28 September 2018 Written by
Text and photos by Cassidy Ruge, Manzano Mountains HawkWatch crew member Hello everyone! I wanted to give a little update on life at the Manzano Mountains HawkWatch. Migration season has definitely kicked into high gear on the ridge. We have had multiple days with over one hundred birds, including a…

First 5-digit Day at Corpus

21 September 2018 Written by
Text by RJ Baltierra, Corpus Christi HawkWatch crew member As we approached the second half of September, a strong storm system arrived and dumped inches of rain. Naturally, we had a couple days shortened and only a total of 32 birds were counted over 3 days. However, the storm system did…

Meet the 2018 Manzanos Crew

12 September 2018 Written by
Text and photos by Jessica Taylor, Manzanos Mountains HawkWatch crew member Happy migration from Manzano Mountains HawkWatch! It’s that time of year again and we are back on the ridge. The season is off to a good start. First, I’ll introduce the crew. Cassidy Ruge is a recent graduate and pretty much…

Mississippi Kites moving over Corpus

12 September 2018 Written by
Text and photos by Casey Weissburg, Corpus Christi HawkWatch crew member As we move into the meat of September, raptor movement is finally picking up at the Corpus Christi HawkWatch, after a slow start to the season that started August 1. For a few weeks the highest-count species of our…

Meet the 2018 Corpus Crew

12 September 2018 Written by
Text by Daniel Horton, Corpus Christi HawkWatch crew member Hello! It's a new year and with it a new, wonderful season of hawk watching down at the Corpus Christi HawkWatch. It's been relatively slow this season in terms of numbers, but we've had a couple of both relatively standard and…