Due to the crazy warm weather in Feb, the spring migration count began a day early this year on February 24. However, February totals (18 GOEA) were within the normal range and the weather turned cold again, and the flight was delayed compared to most years.
Our official counter for 2017 is Huntingdon native and PSU grad Lewis Grove. Lewis has extensive experience with field ornithology over the past 10 years as well as excellent hawk-watching genes. Come out and spend some time with Lewis on the mountain this spring!
As usual, data will be posted regularly to HMANA's HawkCount website.
Last year the team developed a nice informational brochure for the site. See the Downloads page for a pdf copy.