Monday, August 24, 2009

Hawk ID Presentation

  I wanted to share this  really cool hawk guide, I recently found, created by the Hawk Migration Association of North America (HMANA). This free guide is a PowerPoint presentation that combines photographs of flying raptors, silhouettes and in-flight identification tips to help improve your hawk watching skills. The guide has been out for a few months but I just came across it this past weekend thanks to RGVBirding Fest, who posted it on Twitter.

Here's some screen shots from the presentation guide:




The free guide is called Identification of Raptors of the Northeast and can be found here:

HMANA is a membership-based organization committed to the conservation of raptors. They are the same organization that put out the Silhouette Hawk ID Guide about a year ago.

Like I mentioned, this guide is a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. If you don't have PowerPoint on your computer you can download PowerPoint Viewer for free. PowerPoint Viewer allows you to view PowerPoint presentations but doesn't allow you to create or modify presentations.


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Kelly said...

Very cool....I'm going to go through it. I can use all the help I can get identifying hawks flying high over head.

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Thanks for a great resource Alan! We are always trying to figure out 'who' we are seeing!

Anonymous said...

That's a great guide -- thank you for sharing it. I usually only see Red-Tailed Hawks in my area, but I bet there are others. Time to start paying attention!

Måns Sjöberg said...

I have been browsing your blog and admire it a lot. Good job!

Dawn Fine said...

Thanks really is a great site.
I printed out the silouettes last fall and they really help in the field.
havent seen the powerpoint presentation yet..will check it out.
Gonna tweet this good info.

Dawn Fine said...

You should add the tweet this button to your site..
the share this works ok..
but u wont be aware of who is sharing and tweeting your post..and wont be able to thank the tweeter.
It is an easy add..if you have probs..i can help u with the install.

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing, I'm gonna go check it out as I never know what kind of hawk I'm looking at it seems.

Gail said...

Thank you! I've been wondering which hawk i am seeing way up there! I can hear their cry...It's wonderful. gail

Anonymous said...

This is a great post! I needed this earlier in the spring when I was trying to ID a large bird I had never seen before.

Jack said...

Thats really very cool..Thanks for the information..Every one can easily come to know about this..Thanks for your guidance..
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