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HawkWatch Audiocast

Hawkwatch ranger and visitor.

A visitor and ranger scan the skies for raptors.

NPS/Todd M. Edgar

Each year, thousands of raptors from Maine and Canada travel south along the eastern coastline on their migration to warmer areas for the winter. As part of the HawkWatch program, rangers and volunteers watch for and record passing raptors from a vantage point atop Cadillac Mountain. Their data help researchers determine the status of the raptor population.

Although HawkWatch has ended for the 2006 season, you can still hear about the raptors that passed through Acadia during their migration by listening to the following audiocasts recorded by Lindsey Fenderson, an Acadia volunteer.


To listen to the HawkWatch audiocasts, just click on the links below. The audio (mp3) files should open in the default media program of your computer. (Text versions of these audiocasts are also available.) However, if you would like notification of all of the latest audiocasts as well as breaking news in the park, consider subscribing to the Acadia news feed.

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Most Recent Audiocast:

Hawkwatch Update - 10.10.06 (3,455 KB)

Previous Audiocasts:

Hawkwatch Introduction with Lora Haller (495 KB)

Hawkwatch Update - 08.29.06 (3,915 KB)

Hawkwatch Update - 09.05.06 (3,501 KB)

Hawkwatch Update - 09.12.06 (3,058 KB)

Hawkwatch Update - 09.19.06 (3,223 KB)

Hawkwatch Update - 09.26.06 (2,886 KB)

Hawkwatch Update - 10.03.06 (3,439 KB)

Did You Know?

Cobblestone Bridge, faced with rounded cobblestones, has a stream running underneath.

The historic carriage road system at Acadia National Park features 17 stone-faced bridges spanning streams, waterfalls, cliffs, and roads. The design of each bridge, such as Cobblestone Bridge, is unique.