January 1st, 1995 - January 1st, 1995 | PROJECT

Every year, strong northerly winds push thousands of raptors from Maine and Canada south along the eastern coastline as they migrate to warmer areas for the winter. With its wide-open views and tallest vantage point in the area, Acadia's HawkWatch location on Cadillac Mt. can often provide visitors with a close look at the raptors. Park rangers, volunteers, and visitors count and identify the raptors as they pass by. Ranger program is conducted daily (weather dependent) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Acadia National Park, Author, Acadia National Park
Hawk Migration Association of North America, Contributor


Audience: General Public
Discipline: Life science
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Citizen Science Programs | Public Programs