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Hawk Watch Report 2013

By | April 11th, 2014|Hawk Watch Updates|

Looking back, it was another tremendous year at Militia Hill including the most spectacular day that I have been lucky enough to observe in my time at the hawkwatch!Welcome to April 2014. As I write this we have just experienced snow on St. Patrick’s Day with Spring starting at the end of the week! For [...]

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Workday at Crosswicks

By | November 25th, 2013|Crosswicks Updates, Uncategorized|

We had a terrific workday at Crosswicks on 11/23. We were joined by service learning students from Abington High School who worked with Jennifer Sherwood to improve the drainage trench at the sanctuary entrance to better managed storm water run-off from the street. We were also joined by cub scout pack 1 and parents who began [...]

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Hawk Watch Report 2012

By | June 1st, 2013|Hawk Watch Updates|

Hello All, I write this letter on a day where hawkwatching, well birdwatching in general is far from the mind considering the forecasted temperature is in the mid-90’s with a heat index over triple digits Fahrenheit. Perfect day to recall the wonderful days last fall during the 2012 count! It has been a little over [...]

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The Facts about Cats

By | February 1st, 2013|WAS News|

Whatever you think about cats (and I personally love them), they can wreak havoc in the world. For their health and safety and that of the many other natural creatures who share this world will us,read this article published recently in the NY Times. . Be a responsible guardian.

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Hawk Watch Report 2011

By | March 21st, 2012|Hawk Watch Updates|

Happy Spring everyone! A brief summary of last year’s highlights follows – here’s hoping this letter finds everyone happy, healthy and thinking about September. Turning the clock back to the previous September: there was a immature Northern Goshawk seen pretty regularly from the deck between 9/2 and 9/10 (last day seen was the day the [...]

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Hawk Watch Report 2010

By | March 10th, 2011|Hawk Watch Updates|

HAPPY SPRING 2011!!! Hope this letter finds all of you well. Spring is in the air, April is upon us, and in the following weeks spring migration will again focus our attention on the wonderful cycle of nature. I am writing this recap at what amounts to the midway point** between the conclusion of the [...]

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Hawk Watch Report 2009

By | January 11th, 2010|Hawk Watch Updates|

I’m writing this report on a rather balmy 48 degree day in January so my thoughts are turning towards spring, but not too fast as I don’t want to be disappointed or rush the seasons!!! One thing I certainly wasn’t disappointed in was our 2009 season! We totaled 16,130 raptors counted during October and November, the [...]

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Hawk Watch Report 2008 – 21st Anniversary

By | January 1st, 2009|Hawk Watch Updates|

Happy New Year!! Hope this report finds all of you doing well in 2009! I’m writing this report during a January cold snap and thinking about spring all ready! The first raptor of the season was a Northern Harrier during the first hour on September 1, with a few Broadwing Hawks as single birds or [...]

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WAS dedicates Park Bench to Henry Kurtz at Fort Washington State Park

By | May 18th, 2008|Fort Washington State Park, Hawk Watch Updates, WAS News|

Well, it finally happened, just before the rain started. The Henry Keller Kurtz memorial bench was dedicated. The local Kurtzes all turned up, with all sorts of goodies for lunch. They were setting up the picnic tables under the trees as I arrived. At 11:00 AM we gathered on the Militia Hill hawk watch deck [...]

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Hawk Watch Report 2007 – 20th Anniversary

By | November 16th, 2007|Hawk Watch Updates|

On September 1, the first day of this year’s hawkwatch, 48 people turned up, as well as one Bald Eagle, four Sharp-shinned Hawks, three Cooper’s Hawks, two Broad-winged Hawks and one American Kestrel. This was a respectable, if not noteworthy, assortment and number of migrating raptors. But the best way to describe this first week [...]

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