The Hawkwatch takes place at Beamer Memorial Conservation Area on Ridge Road on the Escarpment above Grimsby (just a little west of Mountain Road). If you need help with identification, seek out HNC members. A south wind produces the best days. Contact: Mike Street:[masked]-3737.

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  • Mikie

    Someone had asked a while back for some info about hawk migration. I am only sending this as an FYI. Before I planned on attending I thought I would speak with my brother-in-law (environmental engineer) who is an advid bird watcher. He stated that hawks need a warm front before they will start to migrate (south/eastern wind). If the wind is coming from north you will not see any hawks. He informed me that hawks reach peak migration activity between 11am to 1pm and suggested going to area after 9:30am to see the hawks. Ideally Hawk migration starts end of March beginning of April. Since the beginning of March there has only been 33 hawk sitings from this area and were seen after 11am. There is a website:
    This site will take you to two other sites called Beamer daily count summaries or Beamer monthly count summaries. The counts will also indicate the type of hawks seen and time of day they were seen. Hope this is of use to the group.

    1 · March 8, 2013

    • Melanie F.

      Wow this is really helpful info Mikie thanks so much:)

      March 8, 2013

  • Roger T.

    I went there yesterday (Friday 1st) arriving at about 7:30. The gate to the conversation area was just being opened. I stayed till about 9:30 but did not see any other people. I hiked one of the trails but did not see any hawks or any other wild life. I think we are a little early in the month. I would like to hear comments from any others who go out on this weekend.

    March 2, 2013

  • Greg A.

    Can't make it Friday but maybe next week

    February 28, 2013

  • Brandon F.

    Looking forward to finding those Hawks!

    February 28, 2013

  • Roger T.

    First time attending an event. Looking forward to seeing and photographing some Hawks

    February 28, 2013

  • Mikie

    Would love to join you guys. I need to be back home by 10:30am. Is that doable?

    February 28, 2013

  • Andrea B.

    when this says multi day event, what other days might be happening? Not available for Friday March 1.

    February 27, 2013

  • Ron C.

    Won't be attending indicated day, but if it continues after, perhaps another day.

    February 23, 2013

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