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 01/21/2016 Season Count To-Date Previous Week’s Count Highest Daily Count This Season
  • Black Vulture 0 113 0 17
  • Turkey Vulture 0 416 0 63
  • Unidentified Vulture 0 0 0 0
  • Osprey 0 337 0 27
  • Bald Eagle 1 318 0 20
  • Northern Harrier 0 147 0 12
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 3817 0 521
  • Cooper's Hawk 0 396 0 43
  • Northern Goshawk 0 9 0 2
  • Unidentified Accipiter 0 78 0 10
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 0 115 0 15
  • Broad-winged Hawk 0 5648 0 1532
  • Red-tailed Hawk 2 1360 0 175
  • Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Buteo 0 45 0 4
  • Golden Eagle 0 118 0 10
  • Unidentified Eagle 0 2 0 1
  • American Kestrel 0 240 0 18
  • Merlin 0 178 0 11
  • Peregrine Falcon 0 56 0 11
  • Mississippi Kite 0 1 0 1
  • Unidentified Falcon 0 11 0 1
  • Unidentified Raptor 0 85 0 7
  • Other Raptor 0 2 0 1
  • Total Count: 3 13492 0 1589
  • Species Count for 01/21/2016 Season Count To-Date Previous Week’s Count Highest Daily Count This Season
  • Comments:

  • Weather:

    Mostly Cloudy

  • Wind Direction:

    NW

  • Wind Speed:

    10-15

  • HawkCount.org
Baldrige Assets, Oct 9