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 12/04/2016 Season Count To-Date Previous Week’s Count Highest Daily Count This Season
  • Black Vulture 0 91 1 20
  • Turkey Vulture 0 595 1 94
  • Unidentified Vulture 0 0 0 0
  • Osprey 0 343 0 34
  • Bald Eagle 4 454 51 22
  • Northern Harrier 0 114 2 8
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 2960 10 290
  • Cooper's Hawk 0 370 1 29
  • Northern Goshawk 1 33 2 5
  • Unidentified Accipiter 0 92 1 20
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 0 148 1 23
  • Broad-winged Hawk 0 9361 0 3018
  • Red-tailed Hawk 6 2135 32 309
  • Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 0 1
  • Unidentified Buteo 0 59 0 6
  • Golden Eagle 1 121 7 15
  • Unidentified Eagle 0 2 0 1
  • American Kestrel 0 217 0 19
  • Merlin 0 191 1 16
  • Peregrine Falcon 0 48 0 7
  • Mississippi Kite 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Falcon 0 21 0 5
  • Unidentified Raptor 0 78 0 9
  • Other Raptor 0 0 0 0
  • Total Count: 14 17434 110 3066
  • Species Count for 12/04/2016 Season Count To-Date Previous Week’s Count Highest Daily Count This Season
  • Comments:

    Excellent look at an adult northern goshawk passing close to the lookout.

  • Weather:

    Mostly Cloudy

  • Wind Direction:

    NW

  • Wind Speed:

    1-7

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