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Chequamegon Bay Hawkwatch
Project name:
Chequamegon Bay Hawkwatch

Project goal:
Document species and numbers of raptors migrating through Wisconsin, annually monitor raptor populations through spring migration counts, and educate public about raptors

Project keywords:

Overall project description:

Status: Active

Year started: 1999
Year ended:
Comments: ongoing

Season(s) and frequency:
March 1 to May 31 annually

Geographic area covered:

Important bird areas:

National parks and other protected areas:
Whittlesey Creek NWR

Type of habitats:
mixed hardwood forest, open fields, wetland

Primary species covered:
Primarily raptors, but some waterbird and songbird migrants also tallied

Methods with details of protocol and comments:
Migration counts

Sample design:

Data (format and access):
Excel files, text files at

Sample size:

Results (format and publication/availability):
Seasonal report by request, Hawk Migration News, Wisconsin Society for Ornithology's newsletter Badger Birder, Ashland Daily Press

Trends and time series availability:

Relevant publications:
Brady (1999) and Brady (2000), both in Passenger Pigeon (journal of Wisconsin Society for Ornithology)

Funding source:
Miscellaneous small grants

Lead Institution: Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center

Database custodian: Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center

Partner Institution(s):

Brief description of the application of the information derived from the monitoring effort:
Population monitoring, knowledge of WI avifauna, public education

Main user of monitoring information:
None presently

People involved in monitoring:

Has any of the resulting monitoring information been used for a state of the environment assessment?

Main problems, limitations, challenges and other comments:

Primary contact: Ryan Brady Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center

Secondary contact: No secondary contact has been identified

Web site:

Summary created: 11/03/2004 by Ryan Brady
Summary last modified: 11/03/2004 by Ryan Brady


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