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Thursday and Friday (Sept 4 and 5th) I visited the River of Raptors hawk watch in Cardel and Chichicaxtle. I have been keeping a lookout for migrating raptors here in Tlacotalpan and so far nothing, so I decided to head on up to Cardel where I knew that I would see some movement. I was not dissapointed. I arrived around noon in Chichicaxtle and from noon to 5p.m. was privileged to view 12,000 + Mississippi kites passing overhead. The movement was spectacular and extremely high. Since the 20th of August when the hawkwatch count began in Veracruz they have tallied 96,000 + raptors, the majority being Mississippi Kites. On Friday they counted 3,000+ migrating Eastern kingbirds in Cardel. The River of raptors hawkwatch is definitely off to a great start.


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  • David L. McCauley a nature photographer, birding guide. I am currently involved with two projects. 1 ¬†leading birding tours with a focus on the bird of prey migrations in Veracruz Mexico. ¬†and 2. Working on a 12 acre plot of land using principles of natural farming, Permaculture, gardening with the end goal of sustainability.
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