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  • Jeff Bouton
    For the benefit of those who have joined the social media world of Facebook, I want to offer the following. The Florida Keys Hawkwatch is rapidly approaching
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 4, 2011
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      For the benefit of those who have joined the social media world of Facebook, I want to offer the following. The Florida Keys Hawkwatch is rapidly approaching another busy count season (11 days and counting to the kickoff and beginning of the official count season) and they have been adding fun, daily raptor ID quizzes on their facebook page here:
      http://www.facebook.com/floridakeyshawkwatch
      This quizzes offer some great tips on how to identify these flying raptors. Even if you don't know the answer by taking a guess and by watching the information and final answers when they come in you can learn a lot.

      Not on Facebook?... it takes mere moments to sign up and get started. For those who don't want to go there though, you can always check for the less frequent updates on the FKH blog here:
      http://floridakeyshawkwatch.wordpress.com/

      Plus you can check the count data from past seasons at the Hawk Migration Association of North America (HMANA) here:
      http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=583

      Last season just over 10,000 raptors were tallied migrating past the watch between mid September and the end of October, and over 1500 of these were Peregrine Falcons! Due to these types of numbers the Florida Keys boasts the greatest concentration of migrating Peregrines in the US and possibly the world. It is also the best spot in Florida to learn to become adept at identifying hawks in flight. There is no where else where you can go to have both the repetition of bird sightings along with the advantage of having experts present to help you identify each bird that passes.

      Hope you can make it down there this fall, but if not you can at least follow the adventures vicariously through the Facebook feed and blog that will be offering daily content from the watch... The next best thing to being there! :)

      Best,

      Jeff Bouton
      Port Charlotte, FL
      jbouton2@...
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