Science

Hawk Mountain Raptor Count

Annual Raptor Migration


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Annual Autumn Hawkwatch: Daily, August 15 - December 15
Spring Migration: Daily, April 1-May 15

  • Autumn hawk flights are best on days with northwest wind following a cold front.
  • The Daily Count is posted after 6 pm.
  • You can hear tomorrow's weather forecast and flight prediction by calling 610-756-6000 x6 after 6 pm.

Please contact Hawk Mountain Sanctuary for questions about our count data or to use this data for scientific research.

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  • Species Count for 01/19/2017 Season Count To-Date Previous Week’s Count Highest Daily Count This Season
  • Black Vulture 0 113 0 20
  • Turkey Vulture 0 596 0 94
  • Unidentified Vulture 0 0 0 0
  • Osprey 0 343 0 34
  • Bald Eagle 1 518 1 22
  • Northern Harrier 0 118 0 8
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2968 0 290
  • Cooper's Hawk 0 370 0 29
  • Northern Goshawk 0 35 0 5
  • Unidentified Accipiter 0 92 0 20
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 0 149 0 23
  • Broad-winged Hawk 0 9361 0 3018
  • Red-tailed Hawk 2 2185 2 309
  • Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 0 1
  • Unidentified Buteo 0 59 0 6
  • Golden Eagle 0 133 0 15
  • Unidentified Eagle 0 2 0 1
  • American Kestrel 0 217 0 19
  • Merlin 0 195 0 16
  • Peregrine Falcon 0 48 0 7
  • Mississippi Kite 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Falcon 0 21 0 5
  • Unidentified Raptor 0 82 0 9
  • Other Raptor 0 0 0 0
  • Total Count: 3 17606 3 3066
  • Species Count for 01/19/2017 Season Count To-Date Previous Week’s Count Highest Daily Count This Season
  • Comments:

    One non migrating bald eagle sighted

  • Weather:

    Overcast

  • Wind Direction:

    NNW

  • Wind Speed:

    0-10

  • HawkCount.org
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