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Posted on: October 4, 2022

Hawkwatch 2022 in Full Swing!


Now that we're in the month of October, we are halfway into the Fall Hawk Migration season as northern birds of prey fly south along the Atlantic shoreline. There are many good spots on Long Island that give us a good vantage point in monitoring these birds as they fly in our region on northwest winds. You can look for hawks at any location that has open sky. As long as you face east the birds should be flying directly over your head as they head westward along the shoreline. The Marine Nature Study Area is one of four active sites on Long Island that collect data for the Hawk Migration Association of North American’s Raptor Migration Database. Click here to see OMNSA's raptor counts throughout the years!