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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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Militia Hill Hawk Watch Report 2006

By | November 16th, 2006|Hawk Watch Updates|

Ospreys and Eagles Up, Broadwings Down By Jane Henderson with Marylea Klauder The annual Halloween picnic, attended by nearly 70 people, marked the official close of the 2006 Hawk Watch at Militia Hill. Photo albums of current and previous years were on display. Good spirits, glorious weather, camaraderie and lots of good food made the [...]

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Hawk Watch Educational Display

By | September 1st, 2006|Hawk Watch Updates, Uncategorized|

DCNR Secretary Mike DiBerardinis (center) and Environmental Educational Coordinator Mike Jones (right) presented an educational display during the recent dedication of the new Militia Hill Hawk Watch tower at Fort Washington State park. Accepting the display are (left to right) Friends of Fort Washington State Park President Dick Flavell, Hawkwatch Coordinator Marylea Klauder and ParkSuperintendent [...]

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Militia Hill Hawk Watch Report 2005

By | November 17th, 2005|Hawk Watch Updates|

Eagles, Accipiters and an Anhinga By Jane Henderson with Marylea Klauder 2005 was an excellent year at the hawkwatch on Militia Hill. Once again, some records were broken between the first day, September 1 and the last day, October 31. A total of 62 Bald Eagles were sighted, more than on any previous year. 140 [...]

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