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 10/31/2014 Season Count To-Date Previous Week’s Count Highest Daily Count This Season
  • Black Vulture 33 136 16 33
  • Turkey Vulture 15 807 211 247
  • Unidentified Vulture 0 0 0 0
  • Osprey 0 464 11 32
  • Bald Eagle 0 279 42 27
  • Northern Harrier 2 120 29 9
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk 14 4654 947 375
  • Cooper's Hawk 10 506 89 51
  • Northern Goshawk 0 3 1 2
  • Unidentified Accipiter 0 83 16 14
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 28 98 25 28
  • Broad-winged Hawk 8 6368 0 888
  • Red-tailed Hawk 83 976 355 207
  • Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Buteo 6 39 2 6
  • Golden Eagle 2 58 34 22
  • Unidentified Eagle 0 1 0 1
  • American Kestrel 0 375 24 49
  • Merlin 0 180 20 19
  • Peregrine Falcon 0 80 4 8
  • Mississippi Kite 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Falcon 0 21 3 3
  • Unidentified Raptor 0 63 4 7
  • Other Raptor 0 0 0 0
  • Total Count: 201 15311 1833 975
  • Species Count for 10/31/2014 Season Count To-Date Previous Week’s Count Highest Daily Count This Season
  • Comments:

    Great day for red-shouldered hawks and some surprising late broad-winged hawks flew over in small group.

  • Weather:

    Partly Cloudy

  • Wind Direction:

    SE

  • Wind Speed:

    1-5

  • HawkCount.org
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