Migration Connects Us Across Continents
Where have you seen a Peregrine Falcon during migration?
Most of the migrating raptors we see at the Florida Keys Hawkwatch (FKH) entirely leave the continental U.S. soon after they have been tallied from Curry Hammock State Park. The Florida Keys arches southwestward into the Gulf of Mexico, making it an ideal launching point for migrants traveling into the Caribbean and Central America during the North American fall season. Satellite tracked Peregrine Falcons and Ospreys migrating over the Florida Keys have flown over Cuba and as far as Nicaragua within 24-hours or less. Some of these birds travel as far south as southern Argentina from northern Canada. We can say with certainty that we share our migratory birds of prey with a couple of dozen nations in the Caribbean, Central and South America.
We invite Florida residents from Latin America and the Islands to visit us at the Keys and reconnect with migration. Our birds are your birds!
Peregrine Falcon photo by Kevan Sunderland. Graphics and campaign by Rafael Galvez for Tropical Audubon Society.