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Counting A Million Raptors Over Veracruz

Courtesy of Hawk Mountain

A “river of raptors” flows through Veracruz State in eastern Mexico during the month of September. In Living on the Wind, Scott Weidensaul describes his experience counting the birds: “Nothing in a lifetime of birdwatching had prepared me for this spectacle,” he says. “As our sense of numbed disbelief gave way to comprehension, we realized we had witnessed – by far - the heaviest hawk migration ever recorded, anywhere in the world.”

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