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 11/23/2014 Season Count To-Date Previous Week’s Count Highest Daily Count This Season
  • Black Vulture 0 193 2 33
  • Turkey Vulture 2 936 3 247
  • Unidentified Vulture 0 0 0 0
  • Osprey 0 465 0 32
  • Bald Eagle 0 361 17 27
  • Northern Harrier 1 158 3 9
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 4765 4 375
  • Cooper's Hawk 0 543 1 51
  • Northern Goshawk 0 16 0 3
  • Unidentified Accipiter 0 88 1 14
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 0 181 5 28
  • Broad-winged Hawk 0 6369 0 888
  • Red-tailed Hawk 9 2073 115 211
  • Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Buteo 0 45 0 6
  • Golden Eagle 0 137 6 22
  • Unidentified Eagle 0 2 0 1
  • American Kestrel 0 378 0 49
  • Merlin 0 189 1 19
  • Peregrine Falcon 0 88 0 8
  • Mississippi Kite 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Falcon 0 22 0 3
  • Unidentified Raptor 0 69 0 7
  • Other Raptor 0 0 0 0
  • Total Count: 12 17078 158 975
  • Species Count for 11/23/2014 Season Count To-Date Previous Week’s Count Highest Daily Count This Season
  • Comments:

    Beautiful November day on the rocks!

  • Weather:

    Overcast/Mostly cloudy/Partly cloudy

  • Wind Direction:

    variable

  • Wind Speed:

    1-7

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