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Finding A Hawk Watch

Geographical features such as peninsulas and mountain ridges concentrate migrating raptors. And where you find large numbers of hawks you are also likely to find hawk watchers and established hawk watch sites. Hawk watch sites offer many advantages both to beginners and to more advanced hawk watchers. You can learn a lot from more experienced hawk watchers. It also helps to have more eyes looking.

The Hawk Watch Directory below will help you find a local hawk watch in North America. The sites are listed by state/province.

Another great on-line source for finding hawk watching sites and about hawk watching in general is the Hawk Migration Association of North America (HMANA) web site. Another useful resource is HawkWatch International's web site.

You can also find articles on hawk watching sites in the following magazine issues:

  • Birder's World, October 1998
  • WildBird Magazine, August 1998, August 1997
  • Bird Watchers Digest, September/October 1998, August 1996

Hawk Watches in U.S. and Canada (by state/province)

If you know of a hawk watch that is not listed here
please take a few minute and fill out the
Submit a Hawk Watch form.

Arizona

California

Cecil County, Maryland

Colorado
  • Dinosaur Ridge Raptor Migration Station, Near Morrison, Jefferson Co. (More Info)

Connecticut

DE
  • Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes (More Info)

Florida

Idaho

Iowa
  • Hitchcock Nature Area, Honey Creek (More Info)

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts
  • Bolton Flats, Lancaster
  • Mount Wachusett, Princeton
  • Mount Watatic, Ashburnham

Michigan
  • Southeastern Michigan Raptor Research, Lake Erie Metropark, near Detroit
  • Whitefish Point, Paradise

Minnesota

Montana

Nevada

New Hampshire
  • Little Round Top, Bristol (More Info)
  • South Pack Monadnock, Miller State Park, Temple (More Info)

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina
  • Mahogany Rock Overlook, Blue Ridge Parkway near Elkin (More Info)
  • Mount Pisgah, Asheville (More Info)
  • Pilot Mountain State Park, Pinnacle (More Info)

Ontario

Oregon

Pennsylvania

South Carolina
  • Caesars Head State Park, Pickens County

Tennessee
  • Soddy Mountain Hawk Lookout, Chattanooga (More Info)

Texas

Utah

Vermont
  • Putney Mountain Hawk Watch, Putney, Windham County (More Info)

Virginia
  • Candler Mountain, Lynchburg (More Info)
  • Harvey's Knob Overlook, Blue Ridge Parkway, Mile Post 95.4, Botetourt County (More Info)
  • Kiptopeke State Park, Kiptopeke
  • Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch, Afton, Augusta County (More Info)
  • Snickers Gap, Clarke/Loudoun County Line (More Info)

Virginia
  • Rocky Knob Hawk Watch, Floyd County (More Info)

Washington

International Hawk Watches

Mexico
  • Veracruz


If you know of a hawk watch that is not listed here
please take a few minute and fill out the
Submit a Hawk Watch form.
Thanks!

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