Contest: Guess When the First Hawk Egg Will Hatch!

April 11, 2012

Hawk hatching contest on All About BirdsIt’s coming up on a month since Big Red started laying eggs at our Red-tailed Hawk cam on the Cornell University campus. With an incubation time of 28-35 days, that means the first egg could hatch anytime starting this weekend—so we’re having a contest to see who can guess the time that the first chick hatches. Go here to enter your guess.

For those of you who want to get really precise with your predictions, we are going to define “hatching” as the first moment that a moderator sees the first chick’s full head clear of the egg. To win, your guess will need to be accurate to the minute—everyone who guesses the time correctly will receive a 4″ x 6″ framed photo of the hawk family. (If no one gets the correct answer to the minute, we’ll choose the person who got closest.) Enter only once per person, please. Good luck!


  • Alex

    I guess 4/21/2012

  • paris la roche

    i think theyll hatch on thursday around 6:00 in the afternoon