Science

Hawk Mountain Raptor Count

Annual Raptor Migration



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 11/11/2019 Season Count To-Date Previous Week’s Count Highest Daily Count This Season
  • Black Vulture 0 44 10 8
  • Turkey Vulture 10 681 21 56
  • Unidentified Vulture 0 0 0 0
  • Osprey 0 291 1 36
  • Bald Eagle 0 341 50 30
  • Northern Harrier 2 77 11 7
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 2069 51 358
  • Cooper's Hawk 1 269 15 35
  • Northern Goshawk 0 1 1 1
  • Unidentified Accipiter 0 41 1 5
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 5 99 29 16
  • Broad-winged Hawk 0 6726 0 2116
  • Red-tailed Hawk 38 815 333 157
  • Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Buteo 0 22 0 3
  • Golden Eagle 6 46 22 12
  • Unidentified Eagle 0 0 0 0
  • American Kestrel 0 262 1 59
  • Merlin 2 146 0 13
  • Peregrine Falcon 0 51 1 11
  • Mississippi Kite 0 0 0 0
  • Unidentified Falcon 0 8 0 2
  • Unidentified Raptor 0 29 0 3
  • Other Raptor 0 0 0 0
  • Total Count: 69 12018 547 2166
  • Species Count for 11/11/2019 Season Count To-Date Previous Week’s Count Highest Daily Count This Season
  • Comments:

    Great looks at young golden eagle passing the lookout today despite the lack of wind. Close passes by northern harrier and red-tailed hawk as well.

  • Weather:

    Haze/ Partly cloudy

  • Wind Direction:

    S

  • Wind Speed:

    0-3

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