Thursday, July 29, 2010

The magnificent Great Black Hawk - Buteo urubitinga ridgwayi

Here are some pics that I shot of the Great Black Hawk, a resident raptor that is found in Veracruz Mexico.

I love all things raptor! The great black hawk is a marvelous raptor that can be found foraging for food, on the ground in wet marshy areas.
Visit us this late summer and early fall to witness the worlds most concentrated bird of prey migration.
 Veracruz raptor migrations are with out parallel. For more information please contact me David McCauley
 Good birding All!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

August 15th in Veracruz the worlds largest bird of prey migration begins. During last week in September and first three weeks of October it is possible to see tens of thousands of migrating birds of prey each day. Each year between 4.5 to 6 million raptors are counted, representing 15 different species. Species include, Broad-winged hawks, Swainson's hawks, Mississippi kites, Turkey Vultures, Peregrine Falcons, Red-tailed hawks, Coopers hawks, Sharp-shinned hawks, Osprey, Swallow-tailed hawks, Merlins.......
I am hooked on the migration and would love to share the experience with you. We have four tour dates this year to share the raptor migrations with you.
Good birding,
David McCauley