The NorthEast Hawk Watch (NEHW) is a registered
not-for-profit organization established and run by volunteers
to increase awareness, appreciation and protection of our
daytime birds of prey. We do that primarily by promoting
hawk watching, the study of hawk migration, throughout New
England, eastern New York, and northeastern New Jersey.
We have several hundred members spread across eight states
and work with local bird clubs, Audubon chapters, other
hawk-watching organizations, and individuals to promote hawk
watching in the northeast.
The most tangible benefit of membership
is that every spring we publish a hawk migration
report, approximately 36 pages long, covering the spring
and fall migration hawk watch counts for most of the 8-state
area for the previous year. These reports provide the
most complete and authoritative data on hawk migration counts
in the northeast, and trends in those counts, available
anywhere. The reports are mailed to all members.
We don't have club meetings, but we sponsor periodic
conferences on hawks and hawk migration in the northeast.
These are usually held in the early spring every four
conference was April, 2011. (See
For more information about hawk watching and hawk
migration, please contact one of the people listed
below. They can tell you when and where to hawk watch in
your area, provide additional information on hawks and hawk
identification, and supply report forms if you'd like to
To join the NorthEast Hawk Watch and receive the annual
hawk watch report mailed out each spring, simply print out,
complete and return the membership
form. Membership dues are $10 a year.
(Individual copies, including back issues are available for $5
each plus $1 postage.)