A Golden Eagle wheels low looking for an easy meal at a banding station - Photo by Mike Werner  

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HCF Raptor Field Guide

Check out these sample pages from our HCF Raptor Field Guide. You can click on each image to see a larger version in a pop-up window. (Note: This will open a separate pop-up window containing the map that you can close using the "X" in the upper right of the pop-up window box.)

Click here to ORDER A COPY by email and support the HCF. You can also call (519) 668-2395 and speak to Tom Bolohan about getting a copy. The field guides are $10.00 plus $2.00 shipping and handling.

The field guide is 65 pages long and done in a ring bound book format. It includes lots of migration information specific to the Hawk Cliff site, as well as more generalized details on the 15 typical raptor species that occur in eastern North America. This makes the guide useful both for the Hawk Cliff region as well as anywhere east of the Mississippi. :)

The detailed in-flight coloured drawings were done by artist and avid hawk watcher Barrie Cherriere. They include adult and immature plumages as well as male versus female plumages where required.

There are also migration timeframe charts. These charts show two lines...the first indicating the 25-year average count for every day from beginning of August through to the end of December...the second indicating the highest count recorded everyday for the same 5-month count period. They're great when you're trying to figure out when the best time is to visit the Cliff to see a specific species.

There are also lots of photographs in the field guide. many of which were provided by several individuals who also happen to be volunteers at the hawkwatch. Others were provided by both Brian K Wheeler and Bill Clarke...both renowned hawk watchers and authors of several excellent raptor field guides of their own.

   

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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