Mackinaw Raptor Fest
Sunday, April 09, 2017
Celebrate and Learn More About Hawks and Owls Migrating North
Every year thousands of hawks, eagles, vultures, and owls follow the contours of Lakes Michigan and Huron, ending up at the Straits of Mackinac where they must cross a 5-mile expanse of water. To save energy, the birds use rising air drafts to lift them high in the air, and then they glide across the Straits.
The Mackinaw Straits Raptor Watch inventories these birds as well as waterfowl as they migrate and promotes their observation to the public. To see our work, along with photos and migrating numbers, visit their website at www.MackinacRaptorWatch.org.
Visit our website to read more about the Mackinaw Raptor Fest!