[CT Birds] Fall Hawkwatching Resource

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Wed Sep 1 04:15:11 EDT 2010

Greetings to all,

For those of you that don't subscribe to the NYS list, here is a recent (borrowed) post with some helpful resources for hawk migration.  Try this link for a printable pdf guide to hawks:


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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Fall Hawkwatching Resource

A Free Silhouette Guide to Hawks Seen in North America

A free silhouette "Guide to Hawks Seen in North America" is now available from the Hawk Migration Association of North America (HMANA) at www.hmana.org. The two-page guide helps you compare the shape and key field marks of 21 species of migratory hawks seen throughout most of North America. To keep everything relatively simple and on two pages, only the adults of most species are shown. The guide is a handy field reference for all hawk watchers, and a great start for beginning hawk watchers.

This new guide is a significant revision and expansion of the "Guide to Hawks Seen in the North East" introduced in 2008, adding Mississippi Kite, Ferruginous Hawk, Prairie Falcon, and adult male Northern Harrier, as well as other new images and additional field marks. The guide is designed and illustrated by Paul Carrier, the artist who conceived and developed the popular, ground-breaking silhouette guide to hawks in the 1970s, as well as the recent "Guide to Hawks Seen in the North East" (also available for free download on the HMANA web site, along with a free PowerPoint presentation on identifying hawks of the northeast ). 

"A Guide to Hawks Seen in North America" is available in two forms: 

  a.. A downloadable PDF for single-copy printout for personal, non-commercial use. 
  b.. A professionally printed copy on durable card stock laminated for long-term use in the field. Individual laminated copies cost $5.00 each + $1 S/H. Special bulk prices are also available on the web site. Hawk watches, bird clubs, schools, nature shops, or any other organization can raise funds and help educate their constituents about hawk identification by purchasing the guide in bulk quantity at wholesale prices. 

Proceeds from individual and bulk sales support HMANA's effort to promote research, education, and conservation regarding our birds of prey.  

For complete information, including bulk pricing, and to order or download the new guide, visit www.hmana.org

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