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The Dale Twining Project: Bird Records and a Bit of Birding History

A group of WAS volunteers have been regularly, methodically and faithfully committing the late Dale Twining’s birding records to spreadsheets from which they will be edited by Wendy, Dale’s daughter and Stephanie, Dale’s granddaughter. These records will eventually be sent to Cornell’s eBird where others can access them. They provide a look into the past [...]

2018-04-03T15:47:20-04:00January 6th, 2017|

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

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 [...]

2018-04-03T15:47:21-04:00May 18th, 2008|

Hawk Watch Report 2007 – 20th Anniversary

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 [...]

2018-04-03T15:47:21-04:00November 16th, 2007|

Militia Hill Hawk Watch Report 2006

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 [...]

2018-04-03T15:47:21-04:00November 16th, 2006|

Militia Hill Hawk Watch Report 2005

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 [...]

2018-04-03T15:47:21-04:00November 17th, 2005|

Militia Hill Hawk Watch Report 2004

Militia Hill Hawkwatch: 17 Years and Counting by Jane Henderson A gala Halloween party at the park pavilion marked the end of another great hawk watching season. Over 70 people attended, and enjoyed a wonderful lunch buffet of everything from Marylea’s famous soup to Eva’s special wild mushroom dishes. Special guest falconer Tom Stanton arrived [...]

2018-04-03T15:47:22-04:00November 17th, 2004|

Militia Hill Hawk Watch Report 2003

Isabel Sends Broadwings to Central Flyway by Jane Henderson From September 1 through October 31, five Militia Hill Hawkwatch records were broken. We had the largest number of Bald Eagles ever, 51; we had the largest number of Northern Harriers, Cooper’s Hawks and Bald Eagles in a single day; and we had the smallest total [...]

2018-04-03T15:47:22-04:00November 17th, 2003|

Militia Hill Hawk Watch Report 2002

15 Years on the Hill: Militia Hill Hawkwatch Report 2002 by Jane Henderson It rained on September 1st, the first day of the official hawkwatch season at Militia Hill in Fort Washington State Park. Not an auspicious way to start. But the weather and the birds cooperated on September 2nd, and, in the course of [...]

2018-04-03T15:47:22-04:00November 17th, 2002|