Celebrate the return of spring migrating raptors with this annual event at Gunsight Mountain near MP 118.8 of Alaska’s Glenn Highway.
Migrating raptors that can be seen along the ridgeline include golden eagles, Harlan’s red-tailed hawks, rough-legged hawks, sharp-shinned hawks, northern goshawk, American kestrel, peregrine falcon, and merlin. Swainson’s hawks and osprey have also been seen migrating through this area as well as swans, Lapland longspurs, snow buntings, and the occasional northern hawk owl.
Bring warm clothing, binoculars, spotting scopes, plenty of snacks and lawn chairs to enjoy the migrating raptors gliding over the nearby ridge.
– Brad Fleming, The Alaska 100