Aug 27 2010

Hawk Watch Information

Published by at 1:57 pm under Birds of Prey,Migration

Just a quick note.  Cory DeStein asked me about Hawk Watch information and I realized that many of you may be interested in it too.

Hawk Watches, where people count migrating birds of prey, are active right now across North America.  In Pennsylvania the first big push of broad-winged hawks is in progress.  You can see how many broad-wings pass each day in the statistics posted on the HMANA (Hawk Migration Association of North America) Hawk Count website.  (Choose the hawk watch by name.)

The HMANA website is also a great way to locate a hawk watch near you.  Just click on the map of North America here and select your state.  If you decide to visit one, keep in mind the weather makes all the difference.  Hawks like to migrate in good weather with a tail wind. 

Not sure what a Hawk Watch is?  Click here for a 2005 story that describes what it’s like to watch hawks at Council Cup in Berks County.

(logos from HMANA at hawkcount.org.  Click on the images to visit the website.)

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  1. faith cornellon 28 Aug 2010 at 11:51 am

    Had a hawk(don”t know what kind) land in a grassy spot in front of my deck on the back of our condo bldg. this morning. It was a real priviledge to see it I think & I told him so before he flew off into the woods. I guess that is one reason we only have 1 or 2 squirrels instead of 8 which is a good thing. Maybe he was flying thru. Don’t know. Enjoyed the moment.

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