HMANA’s 7th Annual International Hawk Migration Week!

Get Outside and Hawkwatch With Us! Join watch sites throughout North America during International Hawk Migration Week (IHMW) to enjoy the annual spectacle of fall raptor migration and help raise awareness of hawks, hawk migration, and the HMANA network of sites that...

Hawkwatching During a Pandemic

By Brian Wargo Hawkwatching can be one of the lower-risk activities for the public to enjoy, but hawk watching with others increases the risk of coronavirus transmission. HMANA encourages all hawk watchers to be cautious when interacting with others and adhere to...

Wearing Masks Protects Your Favorite Hawkwatchers!

By Brian Wargo Viewing hawks is a way to connect with nature, and counting hawks is about gathering data for scientific studies. At HMANA, we support both hawk watching and counting. The counters are essential members of the HMANA network as they provide crucial data...
Winter Raptor Survey Grows and Datasets Getting Larger

Winter Raptor Survey Grows and Datasets Getting Larger

By Nora Hanke Car-based winter raptor surveys have engaged a subset of HMANA members since at least the 1990s, and our database holds records for surveys that date back to the 2004-’05 season. The first surveys in our project were conducted in Pennsylvania and...

Raptorthon 2020 Summary

The 2020 Raptorthon season was a very different one this spring season. While teams made elaborate plans with groups of students, friends, and colleagues far and wide, most were forced to scale back and conduct their events solo, often from their yards or safely from...