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 09/27/2016 Season Count To-Date Previous Week’s Count Highest Daily Count This Season
  • Black Vulture 0 16 1 5
  • Turkey Vulture 14 49 2 14
  • Unidentified Vulture 0 0 0 0
  • Osprey 4 299 54 34
  • Bald Eagle 8 190 40 19
  • Northern Harrier 1 42 12 8
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk 36 571 217 60
  • Cooper's Hawk 7 66 21 7
  • Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Accipiter 1 20 6 3
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 1 13 4 2
  • Broad-winged Hawk 21 9102 5434 3018
  • Red-tailed Hawk 3 168 34 16
  • Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Buteo 1 30 7 4
  • Golden Eagle 0 4 0 2
  • Unidentified Eagle 0 0 0 0
  • American Kestrel 2 163 46 19
  • Merlin 3 83 25 16
  • Peregrine Falcon 3 13 1 3
  • Mississippi Kite 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Falcon 0 7 4 2
  • Unidentified Raptor 0 37 13 6
  • Other Raptor 0 0 0 0
  • Total Count: 105 10873 5921 3066
  • Species Count for 09/27/2016 Season Count To-Date Previous Week’s Count Highest Daily Count This Season
  • Comments:

    Three peregrine falcons and eight bald eagles-- a good day for "back from the brink" species!

  • Weather:

    Overcast/Partly Cloudy

  • Wind Direction:

    W/E

  • Wind Speed:

    0-5

  • HawkCount.org
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