Thousands of Hawks Fly Through Michigan
Just because of local golf course named "Hawk Hollow," doesn't mean anyone will spot any hawks flying across this beautiful course at any given moment, although you never know.
I've always been very fascinated by hawks ever since I was a kid. Watching these birds fly is very exciting. If you're an avid bird watcher like I am, then I'm sure you appreciate hawk watch sites.
"Hawk watch sites are selected because of their notoriety and ease of viewing hawks as they migrate north in the spring to their nesting grounds or on fall as they migrate south to wintering grounds," said Heather Good, executive director of Michigan Audubon. "In the case of Mackinac Straits, for example, the convergence of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron creates a funnel effect for migrants that are flying over the Straits of Mackinac."
I remember seeing two hawks flying over Lake Superior about three years ago when my family and I were on a pictured rocks tour in the Upper Peninsula. Talk about a site to see. Tourists were taking pictures and everyone was talking about it on our boat tour.
Have you ever heard of Brockway Mountain Hawk Watch? Here's what mlive.com has to say:
This jaw-dropping spot at the tip of the U.P.'s Keweenaw Peninsula offers a panoramic view of Lake Superior and the surrounding forestland, as well as closer views of passing birds thanks to the site's elevation. The annual hawk watch here is conducted by the Keweenaw Bird research Group and it runs March 15 through June 15.