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 2016 story that describes what it’s like to watch hawks at Hawk Mountain, Pennsylvania.
(logos from HMANA at hawkcount.org. Click on the images to visit the website.)