Photo Galleries: Fall at Panama's Canopy Tower 2009 Barry Zimmer

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Fall at Panama's Canopy Tower


Three hundred and sixty-nine thousand raptors in four hours! From the end of lunch until late in the afternoon, we watched as kettle after kettle circled overhead and streamed past the Canopy Tower. The official hawk counter tallied over 209,000 Swainson's; 100,000 Turkey Vultures; 59,000 Broad-wingeds; and a sprinkling of Mississippi Kites, Ospreys, and Peregrines in that span. One would need no other reason to visit Panama in October than to witness this incredible (in fact, indescribab... Read More