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Half century of bird counts at Hawk Ridge indicate some species bouncing back

Sep 27, 2023 10:26AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: Dev Leigh

By: Dave Anderson - Northern News Now - September 27, 2023

 The first systematic count of migrating birds of prey at Hawk Ridge began in 1972. That’s 51 years of studying raptor trends, and Margie Menzies has been part of the process for 13. She finds this year’s count as exciting as the first.

“This is one of the most magical phenomena you can see in the natural world. Anytime you have a bulk number of live things coming through it just knocks your socks off,” said Menzies of Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory.


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