Aug 24 2011
Want to see a lot of peregrine falcons on vacation? I’ve found the perfect place and time to go.
This hawkwatch site “holds the highest season total for Peregrine Falcon migration, with 2,858 birds observed during the 2003 season, and is the world’s highest daily Peregrine count, with 638 birds counted on October 11, 2008!”
Think of it: 638 peregrines in one day!
That was exceptional, but normal high-counts at FKH are about 100 peregrines per day. Here are the peregrine counts from October 2010. Instead of the date, I’ve typed the number of peregrines counted that day.
|FKH October 2010 Peregrines|
Florida Keys Hawkwatch welcomes volunteers of all skill levels. They’ll provide training and housing (see their guidelines) or can direct you to local lodging and resorts.
If you’ll thinking of a fall vacation this is the perfect place for beaches, boating, fishing and peregrines!
Florida Keys Hawkwatch in October! 100 peregrines a day!
(photo by Chad+Chris Saladin)