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 08/20/2014 Season Count To-Date Previous Week’s Count Highest Daily Count This Season
  • Black Vulture 0 0 0 0
  • Turkey Vulture 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Vulture 0 0 0 0
  • Osprey 1 17 9 6
  • Bald Eagle 2 12 9 4
  • Northern Harrier 0 2 1 1
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 12 7 6
  • Cooper's Hawk 1 5 0 4
  • Northern Goshawk 0 2 2 2
  • Unidentified Accipiter 0 2 1 1
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0 0
  • Broad-winged Hawk 12 50 6 21
  • Red-tailed Hawk 1 4 0 2
  • Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Buteo 0 5 0 4
  • Golden Eagle 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Eagle 0 0 0 0
  • American Kestrel 2 12 5 4
  • Merlin 0 0 0 0
  • Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1 1
  • Mississippi Kite 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Falcon 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Raptor 0 1 0 1
  • Other Raptor 0 0 0 0
  • Total Count: 21 125 41 40
  • Species Count for 08/20/2014 Season Count To-Date Previous Week’s Count Highest Daily Count This Season
  • Comments:

    An adult and juvenile bald eagle circled over the ridge before heading north, nice looks but couldn't be counted; black-throated blue, blackburnian, black-and-white, and Canada warblers in the morning.

  • Weather:

    Partly cloudy/Mostly cloudy/Overcast

  • Wind Direction:

    S/SE

  • Wind Speed:

    1-7

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