Migration Path | Hawk Mountain Sanctuary: Raptor.

BARKER — With rising concerns about the Lighthouse Wind project, and how it will affect migrating birds in the area, Save Ontario Shores hosted a free, public presentation on raptor migration Thursday evening at Barker High School.

According to Brett Ewald, a biologist and naturalist of Lakeshore Nature Tours, who lives in Yates, Western New York is the top raptor migration flyway in eastern North America. Raptors migrate from the south from South and Central America, and the southern United States to the north to breed in the spring.

“There is a larger migration in the fall,” he said. “The hawks have had young, and a lot of those young are migrating south. A lot of those young are not going to make it to the following year, so there isn’t as much raptors coming north in the spring.”