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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 03/27/2015 Season Count To-Date Previous Week’s Count Highest Daily Count This Season
  • Black Vulture 10 10 10 10
  • Turkey Vulture 9 9 9 9
  • Unidentified Vulture 0 0 0 0
  • Osprey 1 1 1 1
  • Bald Eagle 3 5 5 3
  • Northern Harrier 0 0 0 0
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk 11 12 12 11
  • Cooper's Hawk 7 7 7 7
  • Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Accipiter 3 3 3 3
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 3 3 3 3
  • Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0 0
  • Red-tailed Hawk 20 25 25 20
  • Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Buteo 2 2 2 2
  • Golden Eagle 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Eagle 0 0 0 0
  • American Kestrel 1 2 2 1
  • Merlin 1 2 2 1
  • Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0 0
  • Mississippi Kite 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Falcon 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Raptor 1 2 2 1
  • Other Raptor 0 0 0 0
  • Total Count: 72 83 83 72
  • Species Count for 03/27/2015 Season Count To-Date Previous Week’s Count Highest Daily Count This Season
  • Comments:

    Two Bald Eagles chasing each other!

  • Weather:

    Overcast

  • Wind Direction:

    N

  • Wind Speed:

    4-7

  • HawkCount.org
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