The annual spring migration of raptors past Brockway Mountain has long been recognized, but remains little studied. An extended raptor survey is underway to obtain a picture of the long-term pattern of raptor migration, accounting for year-to-year variability. Data gained from the Keweenaw Raptor Survey will contribute to the knowledge of raptor migration in the Lake Superior region, including the effects of possible climate change and lake-influenced weather patterns on raptors.
Two chapters of Michigan Audubon--the Copper Country Audubon Club and Laughing Whitefish Audubon Society, will contract with a qualified observer for three seasons (2010 - 2012). The observer will conduct a survey of migrating raptors at Brockway Mountain during spring migration.