Audubon Guide to Hawk Watching

Audubon Guide to Hawk Watching

Ten awesome places to catch one of nature's greatest spectacles.

By Kenn Kaufman/Photography by Johann Schumacher
Published: September-October 2012
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Kenn Kaufman

Type: Author | From: Audubon Magazine

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I just saw a Red Tailed Hawk

I just saw a Red Tailed Hawk swoop down on our back porch yesterday late afternoon. It hit our picture window trying to get another bird. It flew off, and when I looked on the porch, there was a female House Finch sitting in shock by the leg of one of our patio chairs. She was there about one hour staring. She finally flew off at dusk. I had my camera but forgot I was downloading my memory card into the computer. It would have been an awesome picture!

your camera probably has a

your camera probably has a copy of the picture on it's internal drive that you can transfer to the memory card when you reinsert it, however if you haven't erased the "hard drive" it might be too full to store another picture... Good luck, happens to me all the time.

Snake River in Idaho...one of

Snake River in Idaho...one of the top raptor locations in the world...

i was wondering if anybody

i was wondering if anybody out there could recommend a place for this wisconsin bird-lover/all-animal lover to go and see these precious, majestic creatures.
i know that in sauk county, wisconsin - in february - the county is filled with people from all over the world watching eagles. any other ideas. it is clear that we must do all that we can to save ALL of the birds that travel the skies of the whole world.

Ihave been to both of the

Ihave been to both of the places I recommended, in Marin County ,
CA and Whitefish in the UP MI and am frankly surprised that Mr Kaufmann left them off his list. r m 7p

The Marin Co. Headlands just

The Marin Co. Headlands just north of the Golden Gate Bridge should be included

Is there anything near

Is there anything near Asheville NC to watch hawks?

Chimney Rock usually has a

Chimney Rock usually has a fall migration program. Maybe you could check into that!

Waiting to see the hawk and

Waiting to see the hawk and it's mate. Not sure what kind of red hawk, comes every fall when pears drop from tree. He hunts for small animals that eat the dropped fruit. Smart bird. He'll be here soon, pears just started dropping. Calumet township, Indiana

You left out Kansas. Kansas

You left out Kansas. Kansas is the home of the famous Red Tailed Hawk. You can find one on every other fence post, on tree limbs and in your back yard. They are magnificent hawks who are constantly hungry and looking for squirrels and rabbits.

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