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 05/15/2015 Season Count To-Date Previous Week’s Count Highest Daily Count This Season
  • Black Vulture 0 40 0 14
  • Turkey Vulture 0 82 0 17
  • Unidentified Vulture 0 0 0 0
  • Osprey 0 81 0 12
  • Bald Eagle 1 56 0 6
  • Northern Harrier 0 15 0 6
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 108 0 13
  • Cooper's Hawk 0 45 0 7
  • Northern Goshawk 0 1 0 1
  • Unidentified Accipiter 0 23 0 3
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 0 13 0 3
  • Broad-winged Hawk 4 173 0 26
  • Red-tailed Hawk 1 150 0 20
  • Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Buteo 0 58 0 9
  • Golden Eagle 0 1 0 1
  • Unidentified Eagle 0 0 0 0
  • American Kestrel 0 41 0 9
  • Merlin 0 8 0 2
  • Peregrine Falcon 0 1 0 1
  • Mississippi Kite 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Falcon 0 6 0 2
  • Unidentified Raptor 0 41 0 8
  • Other Raptor 0 0 0 0
  • Total Count: 8 943 0 98
  • Species Count for 05/15/2015 Season Count To-Date Previous Week’s Count Highest Daily Count This Season
  • Comments:

  • Weather:

    Mostly cloudy

  • Wind Direction:

    S

  • Wind Speed:

    4-7 m/h

  • HawkCount.org
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