Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve

Great 'Gunks raptor migration a sight to see

Friday, September 15, 2017

by Gretchen Reed
Poughkeepsie Journal

 
Each year hundreds of thousands of hawks, eagles and vultures make their journey from Canada and the United States to wintering areas as far south as South America. Most of us know that many raptors migrate to warmer climates for the winter, but we still don’t have complete information on how they select — or find their way back to — their wintering grounds.

 

The nearby Shawangunk Mountains offer great spots for viewing migrating raptors, with some days featuring thousands of birds overhead. The Shawangunks are also home to a dedicated community of birders who continue a tradition of monitoring migrating raptors. Read more...