Broad-winged Hawk

Hook Mountain:  1971 - present

At Hook we have wonderful views of Broad-winged Hawks.

NEW:         BWs & Weather Patterns          Seasonal Distribution      

 interpretation                                                                                            about the trend lines

Interpretation (GRB):

Variable, but lower than in other decades: 

The numbers of Broad-winged Hawks at Hook Mountain have been variable over the years, with no strong long-term trend.  However, 10 of the 15 years with totals less than 4000 BWs have occurred in the last 10 years.  In 2011 we happily counted 16,023 Broad-wings, with a single day count of 14,670!

About the trend lines:
The trend lines have not been tested for significance. Their intent is to provide an overview of the general trend.   The graphs show two trend lines:  1971 - 2008, and 1999 - 2008.  The Hook Mountain Hawk Watch began in 1971, and the points with blue markers indicate the totals for all these years.  The points that show red squares around the blue markers represent the last ten years, showing the trend in this last decade.          more about trend lines . . . .
Seasonal Distribution
American Kestrel Merlin Peregrine Falcon
Broad-winged Hawk Red-tailed Hawk Red-shouldered Hawk
Northern Harrier Black Vulture Turkey Vulture
Sharp-shinned Hawk Cooper's Hawk Northern Goshawk
Osprey Bald Eagle Golden Eagle

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Updated 08/31/2017, Trudy Battaly