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.

Click here to keep up with our LIVE autumn count updates and for Hawk Count data graphics!

 

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View By Day

  • Species Count for 10/18/2018 Season Count To-Date Previous Week’s Count Highest Daily Count This Season
  • Black Vulture 3 13 2 8
  • Turkey Vulture 108 355 98 108
  • Unidentified Vulture 0 0 0 0
  • Osprey 2 333 22 47
  • Bald Eagle 23 315 53 39
  • Northern Harrier 5 75 14 7
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk 401 3435 1510 618
  • Cooper's Hawk 44 412 165 88
  • Northern Goshawk 0 2 2 1
  • Unidentified Accipiter 8 34 13 8
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 11 44 7 11
  • Broad-winged Hawk 0 7966 8 3308
  • Red-tailed Hawk 114 329 60 114
  • Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Buteo 1 10 1 3
  • Golden Eagle 6 13 3 6
  • Unidentified Eagle 0 0 0 0
  • American Kestrel 27 374 129 96
  • Merlin 4 193 69 27
  • Peregrine Falcon 1 53 16 5
  • Mississippi Kite 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Falcon 2 17 6 5
  • Unidentified Raptor 6 29 11 8
  • Other Raptor 0 0 0 0
  • Total Count: 766 14002 2189 3410
  • Species Count for 10/18/2018 Season Count To-Date Previous Week’s Count Highest Daily Count This Season
  • Comments:

    Amazing hawkwatching day today with a parade of raptors and great looks at 13 species!

  • Weather:

    Clear

  • Wind Direction:

    NW

  • Wind Speed:

    6-12

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