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2011 Season Summary Complete

posted Dec 12, 2011, 10:32 AM by Hawk Counter   [ updated Oct 24, 2012, 5:36 AM by Roy Bohling ]

See 2011 Season Summary here.

Bird Photography on a Budget

posted Nov 10, 2011, 5:38 AM by Hawk Counter   [ updated Oct 24, 2012, 5:37 AM by Roy Bohling ]

"Bird Photography on a Budget" by Jerry Jourdan will take place Saturday, November 12th at 7:00PM at the Marshlands Museum at Lake Erie Metropark. The presentation is free of charge, but guests must have a vehicle permit to enter the Metropark.
 
Jerry Jourdan is a Senior Research Microscopist for the Analytical North America Group at BASF Corporation in Wyandotte, MI. When he is not imaging on a microscopic scale he is out photographing birds in a more traditional, macroscopic scale.

His passion is bird photography. Like most avid birders unable to afford 'the big glass' he has been forced to photograph birds 'on the cheap'. In 2003 he discovered the art of 'digiscoping' or photographing birds through a spotting scope with a point and shoot camera. Since then he has developed the technique to produce stunning results. His photos have appeared in such publications as Birder's World, WildBird Magazine, and Birding. He is also an active blogger and his photos can be seen at http://jerryjourdan.blogspot.com

Plan to join us for his presentation "Bird Photography on a Budget" and see how to turn a ho-hum image into a vibrant work of art!

Count Starts 0800 Eastern Standard Time (0900 Eastern Daylight Savings Time)

posted Oct 25, 2011, 5:24 AM by Hawk Counter   [ updated Oct 24, 2012, 5:37 AM by Roy Bohling ]

As a reminder, the count official count time will change on Wednesday, October 26th from 0700 Eastern Standard Time to 0800 Eastern Standard Time (0900 Eastern Daylight Savings Time). The protocol can be accessed here.

Bald eagles today - post-delisting status, research, challenges, and management in MI

posted Oct 7, 2011, 12:34 PM by Hawk Counter   [ updated Oct 24, 2012, 5:38 AM by Roy Bohling ]

Please join the Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority and Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, October 22nd at 7PM at the Marshlands Museum at Lake Erie Metropark for a talk with Matt Stuber, eagle specialist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Matt works at the Ecological Services office in East Lansing, MI.

The presentation is entitled: Bald Eagles Today - Post-delisting Status, Research, Challenges, and Management in Michigan

Admission is free, but all vehicles entering the park must pay the park entrance fee.

The Raptors of the Detroit River Hawk Watch

posted Oct 1, 2011, 4:43 AM by Hawk Counter   [ updated Oct 24, 2012, 5:38 AM by Roy Bohling ]

Join a group from the Kalamazoo Nature Center Saturday, October 1st to hear a 45-minute presentation on identification and trends of the raptors of the Detroit River Hawk Watch. The presentation will be conducted at 11AM at the Marshlands Museum by Greg Norwood, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. After the talk, the group will go to the boat launch to view the migration!

Update #2 Available

posted Sep 19, 2011, 6:59 AM by Hawk Counter   [ updated Oct 24, 2012, 5:39 AM by Roy Bohling ]

Update #2 is available here.

Hawk Fest Saturday and Sunday, September 17-18

posted Sep 16, 2011, 10:08 AM by Hawk Counter   [ updated Oct 24, 2012, 5:39 AM by Roy Bohling ]

Week 1 Summary Available

posted Sep 9, 2011, 7:42 AM by Hawk Counter   [ updated Oct 24, 2012, 5:40 AM by Roy Bohling ]

Week 1 summary is available here.

2011 Count Starts Thursday, September 1st at 8AM EDT

posted Aug 31, 2011, 6:31 AM by Hawk Counter   [ updated Oct 24, 2012, 5:40 AM by Roy Bohling ]

Please join us at the Lake Erie Metropark boat launch Thursday, September 1st from 8AM to 4PM EDT for the first count day of the 2011 Detroit River Hawk Watch season. Directions can be found here.

Daily results can be found here and weekly reports will be available at the Resources page.

Consider Joining Our Team

posted Aug 11, 2011, 5:57 AM by Hawk Counter   [ updated Oct 24, 2012, 5:40 AM by Roy Bohling ]

The Detroit River Hawk Watch monitors one of the most significant migrations in the Great Lakes region, and for some species, is the premier site in all of North America. Please consider joining the team and dedicating your time to the program. Please contact Greg Norwood (734-692-7611) for more information.

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