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 04/24/2014 Season Count To-Date Previous Week’s Count Highest Daily Count This Season
  • Black Vulture 0 5 1 2
  • Turkey Vulture 0 4 1 2
  • Unidentified Vulture 0 0 0 0
  • Osprey 2 32 2 7
  • Bald Eagle 0 14 3 4
  • Northern Harrier 0 12 2 3
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 47 6 11
  • Cooper's Hawk 0 35 7 8
  • Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Accipiter 1 13 1 5
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 0 7 0 2
  • Broad-winged Hawk 4 208 152 64
  • Red-tailed Hawk 0 49 6 10
  • Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Buteo 0 21 2 8
  • Golden Eagle 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Eagle 0 2 0 2
  • American Kestrel 0 12 1 3
  • Merlin 0 3 1 1
  • Peregrine Falcon 0 1 0 1
  • Mississippi Kite 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Falcon 0 1 0 1
  • Unidentified Raptor 0 7 0 2
  • Other Raptor 0 0 0 0
  • Total Count: 8 473 185 77
  • Species Count for 04/24/2014 Season Count To-Date Previous Week’s Count Highest Daily Count This Season
  • Comments:

    Saw 3 local bald eagles in the morning!

  • Weather:

    Clear

  • Wind Direction:

    NW

  • Wind Speed:

    1-7 mph

  • HawkCount.org
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