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CANADA | Monday, 13 September 2010 | Views [286]

So, today we decided that we'd try hawk's cliff again.  This is an amazing spot on the north shore of Lake Erie in Southern Ontario.  From their website; "The Hawk Cliff migration site was first “discovered” by the late W. E. Saunders of London while birding in the Port Stanley area in southern Elgin County. Numerous visits to the site during the fall months showed that large flights of raptors passed west along the north shore of Lake Erie as they migrated out of Canada."  Link here to their website In a typical day you can see up to 15 different types of raptors on their fall migration.  These birds are dependent on the thermals that are created along the rocky cliffs in the fall, and they use them to "catapult" themselves across the lake.  This is also an ideal viewing spot for Monarch Butterfly migrations.   Raptors are also banded and released at this site and there are many dedicated, amazing people working very hard to help these animals and to educate people about them.  We have now been there numerous times, and I strongly recommend this as a destination site for anyone who is in the area.  Here is a link to my Flickr photo set of this wonderful spot!  Enjoy

Tags: canada, eagles, elgin county, hawks, hawks cliff, migration, ontario, port stanley, raptors, southern ontario

 

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