Just as the raptor migration starts slowly and builds, we also start slowly. It's a good thing, too. The small number of programs at the beginning of the season gives the staff time to work out the kinks and get trained
|The lecture area.|
Since September 1st, the public has been able to see Sharp-shinned Hawks, Broad-winged Hawks, Northern Harriers and a Merlin in the hand. Several of those birds were adopted. (Thank you for your support!) We have also provided two programs to visiting Road Scholar groups from the Audubon Center of the North Woods. One was on August 29th, before the season officially started. This group was able to see a Sharp-shinned Hawk in the hand and be on their way home before the clouds opened up and drenched the overlook.
We have currently have 37 private programs scheduled. It's hard to know what the final season count will be, but there will certainly be more.
Meanwhile, we are ready.
|Information and merchandise trailer|
|Counters at the count platform|
|Volunteers, Gene and Susan Bauer, and Volunteer Coordinator, |
Katie Swanson, on the rock.
|September natural beauty.|
|Naturalist, Margie Menzies, bands a Black-capped Chickadee.|
|Spotlights on the lake.|