Its been a very frustrating fall for Jo Hays Vista – winds coming out of the SW have really brought our count down. Luckily, today … Read More
Jo Hays Vista – October 2011 Report
On the first day of October, we had counted 2048 migrate past Jo Hays Vista, the best fall flight at this site ever recorded. I … Read More
Jo Hays Vista: Snow Buntings and Golden Eagles
North winds were predicted for today at Jo Hays Vista, so Drew and I were excited to get up there and hopefully see some raptor … Read More
Jo Hays Vista – Big Osprey Flight!
Today up at Jo Hays Chuck Widdman, Chet Gottfried, and I dealt with on-and-off rain showers and heavy fog cover to try and catch some of … Read More
Jo Hays Vista – September 2011 Report
Coming into September with only 100 raptors, the other primary Jo Hays hawkwatchers and I were ready to see things heat up. We put in … Read More
Jo Hays Vista – 2000th Raptor of the Season!
Until around 1:30pm today, Jo Hays Vista was pretty well fogged in, but then the clouds got higher and the rain stopped and birds poured … Read More
Jo Hays Vista – 120 Raptors and an up-close Kestrel
This morning I helped out with the PSU Forest Festival, and so I didn’t get up to Jo Hays Vista until a little after noon. … Read More
Jo Hays Vista – Another nice Broad-winged Count
I spent 8 hours today hawk watching at Jo Hays Vista. The weather was nice and birds were on the move, despite almost the very … Read More
Jo Hays Vista – 574 Migrant Raptors!
Today we had 574 raptors migrant past Jo Hays Vista, the biggest one-day count during the fall ever at JHV. The flight was dominated by … Read More
Jo Hays Vista – 469 Migrant Raptors Today!
I got a late start today at Jo Hays Vista, but it didn’t matter because the valley was covered in a thick blanket of haze … Read More
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