Science

Hawk Mountain Raptor Count

Annual Raptor Migration


Official Outdoor Outfitter

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.

Click here to keep up with our LIVE autumn count updates and for Hawk Count data graphics!

 

View By Year

View By Day

  • Species Count for 09/21/2017 Season Count To-Date Previous Week’s Count Highest Daily Count This Season
  • Black Vulture 0 1 0 1
  • Turkey Vulture 0 15 3 9
  • Unidentified Vulture 0 0 0 0
  • Osprey 3 170 39 13
  • Bald Eagle 1 109 24 12
  • Northern Harrier 0 19 7 3
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk 16 230 96 37
  • Cooper's Hawk 4 39 10 5
  • Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Accipiter 0 9 3 1
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 0 6 2 3
  • Broad-winged Hawk 26 10612 6530 4019
  • Red-tailed Hawk 0 61 8 9
  • Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Buteo 0 12 4 3
  • Golden Eagle 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Eagle 0 0 0 0
  • American Kestrel 3 102 49 14
  • Merlin 0 29 13 4
  • Peregrine Falcon 1 6 1 1
  • Mississippi Kite 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Falcon 0 4 0 1
  • Unidentified Raptor 2 10 2 2
  • Other Raptor 0 0 0 0
  • Total Count: 56 11434 6791 4060
  • Species Count for 09/21/2017 Season Count To-Date Previous Week’s Count Highest Daily Count This Season
  • Comments:

    A nice variety of songbirds in morning including 14 scarlet tanagers

  • Weather:

    Partly Cloudy

  • Wind Direction:

    NW/W/Variable

  • Wind Speed:

    1-7

  • HawkCount.org
DCNR