The Wellsvilles Hawkwatch Site

Bridgerland Audubon Field Trip to the Wellsville Hawkwatch Site, Copyright Stephen Peterson, Photographer
Bridgerland Audubon Field Trip to the Wellsville Hawkwatch Site, Copyright Stephen Peterson, Photographer

Bridgerland Audubon Field Trip to the Wellsville Hawkwatch Site, Copyright Stephen Peterson, Photographer Bridgerland Audubon Field Trip to the Wellsville Hawkwatch Site, Copyright Stephen Peterson, Photographer

Bridgerland Audubon Field Trip to the Wellsville Hawkwatch Site, Copyright Stephen Peterson, Photographer Bridgerland Audubon Field Trip to the Wellsville Hawkwatch Site, Copyright Stephen Peterson, Photographer

Bridgerland Audubon Field Trip to the Wellsville Hawkwatch Site, Copyright Stephen Peterson, Photographer Bridgerland Audubon Field Trip to the Wellsville Hawkwatch Site, Copyright Stephen Peterson, Photographer

The Wellsville Mountains of Northern Utah is where Hawkwatch International(HWI) essentially began. HWI founder Steve Hoffman and colleague Wayne Potts, built upon the finding that raptors can be observed migrating North and South along mountain ridges.
Over the years, Bridgerland Audubon Society has supported the teams that counted on the mountain. Hawkwatch International found several sites that are valuable for counting raptors. When funding is available, HWI provides a team for the original Wellsville site up Deep Canyon near Mendon, UT. The Deep Canyon Trail covers four miles and more than 3,000 feet in elevation. It takes around 2 1/2 hours to hike to the observation site.

Wellsville Mountains Raptor Migration Project, Hawkwatch International

Birdwatchers roost atop Wellsvilles, Lance Frazier, Herald Journal HJNews, August 25, 2000 http://news.hjnews.com/article_09f3f429-9157-5c3b-9e0e-7dac537c60c2.html

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