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 04/27/2015 Season Count To-Date Previous Week’s Count Highest Daily Count This Season
  • Black Vulture 0 36 0 14
  • Turkey Vulture 0 78 4 17
  • Unidentified Vulture 0 0 0 0
  • Osprey 0 52 16 11
  • Bald Eagle 1 35 4 6
  • Northern Harrier 0 12 2 6
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 89 15 13
  • Cooper's Hawk 1 36 3 7
  • Northern Goshawk 0 1 0 1
  • Unidentified Accipiter 0 19 0 3
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 0 13 1 3
  • Broad-winged Hawk 5 130 22 26
  • Red-tailed Hawk 4 127 8 20
  • Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Buteo 0 43 5 9
  • Golden Eagle 0 1 0 1
  • Unidentified Eagle 0 0 0 0
  • American Kestrel 0 39 2 9
  • Merlin 0 7 0 2
  • Peregrine Falcon 0 1 0 1
  • Mississippi Kite 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Falcon 0 5 0 2
  • Unidentified Raptor 0 40 3 8
  • Other Raptor 0 0 0 0
  • Total Count: 13 764 85 98
  • Species Count for 04/27/2015 Season Count To-Date Previous Week’s Count Highest Daily Count This Season
  • Comments:

    3 Eastern Phoebe, 5 American Crows, 2 Common Raven, 3 Brown headed Cowbird and 1 Swallow

  • Weather:

    overcast

  • Wind Direction:

    N

  • Wind Speed:

    1-5 km/h

  • HawkCount.org
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