New Free Hawk ID Presentation Available from HMANA!
The Hawk Migration Association of North America, (HMANA) has developed a
new, free tool to help people identify hawks in flight. "Identification of
Raptors of the Northeast" is a PowerPoint presentation that combines
photographs of flying raptors, silhouettes, and in-flight identification
tips to help you improve your hawk watching skills.
Covering 19 species of hawks and vultures, including some of the rarer
species, the presentation first focuses on how to identify the major raptor
families so you can narrow down identification. Using graphics and animation
it then zeroes in on the field marks and flight patterns that will identify
each species as they look in flight.
This unique guide can be downloaded free of charge at www.hmana.org for
those with high-speed internet access! (We hope you will also consider
making a donation to HMANA when you download it.) If you do not have
high-speed internet access, a CD of the presentation can be ordered at
www.hmana.org for $12. (As a special, limited-time offer for those without
high-speed internet access, the CD and a new membership in HMANA are
available together for only $25, the price of the basic annual membership
The presentation features photographs from some of our best raptor
photographers, as well as photos in less-than-ideal-lighting conditions that
can make identifications more challenging. The show runs about 30 minutes
and can be used both for non-commercial presentation at bird clubs or by
individuals looking to enhance their own identification skills. The program
works best as an uninterrupted slide show, and some slides include
This fun and informative learning tool will help you raise your hawk
identification skill to a new level. A new, two-page silhouette "Guide to
Hawks Seen in the Northeast" can also be downloaded free of charge at
www.hmana.org or you can order inexpensive professionally printed and
laminated copies of the guide on the HMANA site.