Juvenile Cooper's Hawk perched on leafy branch looking off

A Deluge of Cooper’s Hawks

While many species were affected by the heat dome, Cooper’s Hawks seemed to be particularly hard-hit—a stunning 110 young Cooper’s Hawks passed through our door during that time period in a phenomenon that some began referring to as “hawkpocalypse” and that we are still trying to understand.

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CSU’s AeroEco Lab for Oregon the night of May 5, 2021

Keep Birds Aloft on Their Spring Journey

Eighty percent of our terrestrial migrants in North America migrate at night which provides a number of benefits. Unfortunately, artificial light that is cast into the night sky accumulates to produce “sky glow”— the hazy dome of light over our cities and developed landscapes—which mars our view of the heavens and washes out the birds’ star map.

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