Todd Bauman, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary's Director of Land and Facilities, started his epic journey from mountain to sea, today of all days. He's been planning this trip for months or years—so what's a little torrent of rain, extreme winds, and plunging temperatures for the first day of paddling?
Todd is paddling solo from Hawk Mountain to Cape May over the next two weeks. His expedition connects the two most famous and best birding spots in our region—a ridgetop that guides migrating raptors on their way south in autumn and a beachfront where neotropical migrants stop to feed on their way north to summer breeding grounds in the Arctic. Donations to his journey benefit Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. You can follow his trip on his weblog link above (yes, he has packed a computer in the canoe).