[Tweeters] RFI: Favorite King County and WA hawkwatching spots?

Mary Saylor birder at pottersaylor.com
Wed May 5 21:43:51 PDT 2021

Hi folks,

Are there particularly good locations for watching migrating hawks in King County? Or Washington in general? You hear of mountain ridges and other places around the country where people gather to watch migrating hawks, but I haven’t heard of a place like that here. Of course a good wide view of the sky is a must, but I imagine thermals and geography also come into play. I’ve had some random hawk-watching good luck this year finding Swainson’s Hawks in a parking lot and a field— I don’t know that those spots were particularly special except for boredom, a wide view of the sky, and in the first case, being with an expert birder. I’m looking to hawk watch on purpose tomorrow and taking suggestions. Montlake Fill (UBNA), Ravenna Park, maybe a clearing or ridge in the foothills?

Mary Saylor

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