Article updated: 10/15/2012 12:03 PM

October is a good time to maximize your birding

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Every day through November, observers at Greene Valley Forest Preserve document the migrating hawks, eagles, falcons and vultures.

Courtesy of Jeff Reiter

Migrating broad-winged hawks are common this time of year and are sometimes seen in great numbers. Most are heading to Central or South America.

Courtesy of Vic Berardi

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Too busy for birding? Lately it has felt that way for our Jeff Reiter. In September he attended only two organized bird walk but plans to make amends in October. There is so much to see this month, including brown creepers, fox sparrows and, yes, even yellow-bellied sapsuckers. He says he'll feel like a sapsucker if he misses any more of the autumn spectacle now upon us.
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    • Every day through November, observers at Greene Valley Forest Preserve document the migrating hawks, eagles, falcons and vultures.
    •  Migrating broad-winged hawks are common this time of year and are sometimes seen in great numbers. Most are heading to Central or South America.
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