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 10/22/2014 Season Count To-Date Previous Week’s Count Highest Daily Count This Season
  • Black Vulture 0 89 14 21
  • Turkey Vulture 45 607 300 247
  • Unidentified Vulture 0 0 0 0
  • Osprey 1 455 42 32
  • Bald Eagle 3 237 30 27
  • Northern Harrier 3 96 20 9
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk 48 3501 1259 375
  • Cooper's Hawk 13 403 140 51
  • Northern Goshawk 0 2 0 2
  • Unidentified Accipiter 4 76 5 14
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 2 33 8 8
  • Broad-winged Hawk 0 6360 2 888
  • Red-tailed Hawk 16 294 94 52
  • Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Buteo 0 28 0 4
  • Golden Eagle 1 7 5 3
  • Unidentified Eagle 0 0 0 0
  • American Kestrel 0 352 74 49
  • Merlin 4 164 53 19
  • Peregrine Falcon 0 76 10 8
  • Mississippi Kite 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Falcon 1 20 4 3
  • Unidentified Raptor 3 61 9 7
  • Other Raptor 0 0 0 0
  • Total Count: 144 12861 2069 975
  • Species Count for 10/22/2014 Season Count To-Date Previous Week’s Count Highest Daily Count This Season
  • Comments:

    Surprisingly good day overall despite the rain. Amazing look at a male harrier over a dark cloud background. Then, the last hour brought 5 birds: harrier, osprey, golden, merlin and bald!

  • Weather:

    Rain

  • Wind Direction:

    NE

  • Wind Speed:

    5-25 km/h

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