HMANA Raptor Resources

Hawk Migration Studies – The Journal of the Hawk Migration Association of North America Hawk Migration Studies is published twice a year. This journal provides regional reports on the migration from across North America, as well as articles on hawks, hawk identification, hawk watching, and more. Hawk Migration Studies is available to individuals as a part of their annual membership benefits. To join HMANA and receive Hawk Migration Studies, go to our membership page. Institutional rates are also available.

HawkCount.org – A free guide to hawk-watching sites across North America and a large database on the timing, magnitude, and composition of spring and/or fall migration at each site. The website provides daily reports along with monthly and seasonal summaries for many hawk-watch sites across the continent.

HMANA E-newsletter – A bimonthly email newsletter for HMANA members on hawk migration, hawk watching, and HMANA with brief stories on upcoming events and opportunities, and a variety of short news items, on hawks, hawk watch sites, and hawk watchers.

Hawkwatching in the Americas, edited by Keith Bildstein and Daniel Klem Jr. (Kempton, PA: Hawk Migration Association of North America, 2001, 277 pp.). This book consists of 24 peer-reviewed papers presented at the 25th anniversary meeting of the Hawk Migration Association North America (HMANA) in June 2000. Intended primarily for the experienced hawk watcher, it should be of interest to anyone with an interest in bird migration per se, with major papers on full-season hawk watches in coastal Texas, raptor migration through Mesoamerica (Veracruz), ageing eagles at hawk watches, and using Doppler weather radar to study hawk migration.

The State of North America’s Birds of Prey by the Raptor Population Index (2008) is the first continental report on the population status of North America’s migratory birds of prey. Written by 22 of the hemisphere’s best-known raptor migration specialists, the 426-page book includes a brief history of raptor conservation in North America, the principles and methods for the use of migration counts to determine population trends, regional overviews of trends in migration counts, a report on the conservation status of 20 species of birds of prey, and more. This book can be purchased online from Buteo Books.