Christmas Bird Counts Past: In 1950 , there were 2 (where recorded), in 1954 there was 1, in 1988 1 was recorded. Then none for 22 years. Now we have been seeing them in Oglebay Park all year round. CBC records indicate that in 2010 and 2011 respectively, 1 Red-shouldered Hawk was recorded.
Is this is another example of a bird more southern than the Red-tailed Hawk expanding its range north with the milder temperatures? Tell us what you think.
~Greg Park, Senior Naturalist, Schrader Environmental Education Center