Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 18:15:26 -0400
Reply-To: Mark McShane <eagleeyed@BELLSOUTH.NET>
Sender: Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Mark McShane <eagleeyed@BELLSOUTH.NET>
Subject: Northwest Georgia Hawkwatch 10/17/09
I am suddenly organizing a northwest Georgia hawkwatch with a few folks so
far for this Saturday. Details are not yet finalized but will be later
tomorrow sometime, and depending on the weather, if work does not
The main movement of Sharp-shinned Hawk migration should be around the
middle of October in northwest Georgia so this Saturday is a very prime
Hawkwatching can be very iffy because it depends on a lot of factors, even
factors upstream, so we go without great expectations, but we will see at
least some hawks that is for sure. The timing is good, the location(s)
will be good, and I think the weather will cooperate as well.
We will probably not be following a formal hawkwatch protocol as the
locations are not yet established, and we are not trained for the specific
locations, but we will try to get some kind of count and do the best we
The location(s) will be in the northwest corner of the state, somewhere in
a large loose triangle between Menlo, LaFayette, and Trenton! There is a
good chance that we will start at the Hood Overlook west of LaFayette, but
nothing is firmed up yet. We will probably meet onsite between 9 and 10am
and stay at the first location until 12 or 2pm, or all day, we may move to
another site at a random time as well depending on what we are seeing.
Bring your binoculars, and your scopes if you wish, Scope Cable-Tie
Sight's will be available for free if you like and free training can be
provided as well! It could be very cold and windy, be prepared for it!
Bring chairs! Also, there are no facilities, or restaurants, etc., very
close to these areas, bring all needed supplies with you! Email me
offline if you would like to join up with us!
Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia
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