Moving West for Migration

by Bryce W. Robinson

Ferruginous Hawk- Buteo regalis

Tomorrow morning I head west from Salt Lake City, across the salt flats, to a desert mountain for the fall migration raptor count. The island in the sky is lush for its location, and is one of the most spectacular places I have ever been. For the next three months, I will be living on the mountain, in a tent, counting migrating raptors. I will have my camera with me, as I plan to come away with as much video and photographs as possible. My posting will lull as I will not have internet connection, but when the opportunity arises, I will be sure to share as much of my experiences as I can.