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Fall flights of birds increasing with the season

October 16, 2010

Birds know the season of fall is here. It is time to make way for the advance of winter when food supplies become limited. For many species of birds, that means migrating toward more warm southern geographical areas. Red -tail hawks do go south but only as far as they need to. They are not long distance flyers like their cousins the Osprey that will go to Central America. The average departure date from Iowa for red-tails is Nov.16, give or take a few days. Just keep watching.



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