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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View By Day

  • Species Count for 09/30/2014 Season Count To-Date Previous Week’s Count Highest Daily Count This Season
  • Black Vulture 0 63 6 21
  • Turkey Vulture 18 57 12 21
  • Unidentified Vulture 0 0 0 0
  • Osprey 2 325 38 32
  • Bald Eagle 1 164 35 27
  • Northern Harrier 3 35 8 3
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk 28 687 286 105
  • Cooper's Hawk 1 104 30 10
  • Northern Goshawk 0 2 0 2
  • Unidentified Accipiter 1 19 8 3
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 0 7 0 2
  • Broad-winged Hawk 4 6345 348 888
  • Red-tailed Hawk 3 111 17 13
  • Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Buteo 0 16 3 4
  • Golden Eagle 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Eagle 0 0 0 0
  • American Kestrel 3 205 71 49
  • Merlin 3 59 14 7
  • Peregrine Falcon 3 40 11 8
  • Mississippi Kite 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Falcon 0 7 0 2
  • Unidentified Raptor 1 35 12 7
  • Other Raptor 0 0 0 0
  • Total Count: 71 8281 899 975
  • Species Count for 09/30/2014 Season Count To-Date Previous Week’s Count Highest Daily Count This Season
  • Comments:

    Amazing look at an adult peregrine right over the lookout late in the day

  • Weather:

    Fog in am, then overcast

  • Wind Direction:

    SE

  • Wind Speed:

    0-10 km/h

  • HawkCount.org
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