HMANA’s Mission

The Hawk Migration Association of North America (HMANA) was founded in 1974 and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the State of New York. Since establishing our headquarters in Michigan in 2017, we are also a licensed nonprofit organization there.

Our Mission: HMANA advances scientific knowledge and promotes the conservation of raptor populations through the study, enjoyment, and appreciation of raptor migration.


  • Collects hawk count data from almost two hundred affiliated raptor monitoring sites throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
  • Publishes the semi-annual journal Hawk Migration Studies, which includes seasonal reports on the migration and more.
  • Provides HawkCount, a near-real-time international database of hawk counts across the continent.
  • Maintains BIRDHAWK, a subscription-based email list.
  • Is a driving force behind the Raptor Population Index (RPI) to promote scientific analysis of hawk count data.

Contact HMANA at:

PO Box 182316

Shelby Township, MI 48318


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Bylaws of the Hawk Migration Association of North America


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