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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  • Species Count for 09/22/2018 Season Count To-Date Previous Week’s Count Highest Daily Count This Season
  • Black Vulture 0 0 0 0
  • Turkey Vulture 2 20 20 18
  • Unidentified Vulture 0 0 0 0
  • Osprey 17 246 98 47
  • Bald Eagle 9 145 29 19
  • Northern Harrier 0 33 6 6
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk 88 338 252 88
  • Cooper's Hawk 9 39 23 10
  • Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Accipiter 2 6 3 3
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 3 7 4 3
  • Broad-winged Hawk 455 6370 1601 3308
  • Red-tailed Hawk 3 56 8 13
  • Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Buteo 0 5 1 3
  • Golden Eagle 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Eagle 0 0 0 0
  • American Kestrel 20 132 68 27
  • Merlin 3 66 20 8
  • Peregrine Falcon 3 10 7 3
  • Mississippi Kite 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Falcon 0 4 0 4
  • Unidentified Raptor 0 7 3 2
  • Other Raptor 0 0 0 0
  • Total Count: 614 7484 2143 3410
  • Species Count for 09/22/2018 Season Count To-Date Previous Week’s Count Highest Daily Count This Season
  • Comments:

    Another good broadwing day with birds streaming over the lookout throughout the day.

  • Weather:

    Partly cloudy/Mostly cloudy/Overcast

  • Wind Direction:

    NW

  • Wind Speed:

    1-12

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