Migration is Underway!

Bird migration has started! We have already been seeing evidence of this in St. Lucie County with the arrival of Barn Swallows and Belted Kingfishers. Now it’s time for the warblers and raptors to appear. The Florida Keys Hawkwatch station began counting yesterday, so keep your eyes open! You can also see large flocks of migrating birds on radar. This article from the National Audubon Society tells you how to track them on radar: How to Use Radar to Track Birds

If you want to witness amazing raptor migration, you must visit Curry Hammock State Park in the Middle Keys at mm 56.2 on U.S. 1. The Florida Keys Hawkwatch station is there, and visitors are welcome. More Peregrine Falcons pass over Curry Hammock State Park than any other location on the planet, so if you have a chance to visit before the end of October, do it!

Migration forecast

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