Hey birders,


We had our 2nd best day ever at the Bethany Hawkwatch in Mankato.  Totals appear below:


Turkey Vulture—30


Bald Eagle—13

Sharp-shinned Hawk—114

Cooper’s Hawk—4

Broad-winged Hawk—1,070

Swainson’s Hawk—1

Red-tailed Hawk—28

American Kestrel—3


Peregrine Falcon—5

Various unidentified—3


Daily Total: 1,273

Season Total: 1,820



Passerines: Dark-eyed Junco, Purple Finch, Scarlet Tanager, Yellow-rumped, Palm, and Nashville Warblers, Blue-headed and Red-eyed Vireos, Lincoln’s Sparrow, flocks of Blue Jays, Chipping Sparrows, Cedar Waxwings, and American Robins.


Happy birding!


Chad Heins



Chad Heins

Assistant Professor of Biology


Bethany Lutheran College

700 Luther Drive

Mankato, MN 56001

Office: 507.344.7327  | Toll Free: 800.944.3066

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