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Ashland Hawk Count Fall 2023

Season Summary

Species Count
Total Count

Species Composition

Species composition changes over time depending on weather, seasons, and many other factors. This chart displays the composition over a time period you select.

Click on pie pieces to see more detail. If there are more than seven species, click on "Other" to see a breakdown of the rest.


Many sites have a protocol that is designed to maximize finding particular species. If you select "Focus Species," only these species will be shown.

Date Selector

The control box below the pie chart lets you select a date period for the chart.

You can push the buttons "1d," "1w," or "1m" to zoom the graph to 1 day, 1 week, or 1 month.

The graph shows the overall volume seen on each day. You can drag the sliders on each side of this graph to adjust the start and end dates.

Species Composition
August 21st to December 31st

Drag the Sliders Below to Change the Dates Shown

Hourly Data

The time shown in the top row is the start of the one hour period.

Select Day

Choose a date to load the hourly table for that day. Only days that have data are shown.

Daily Counts

These charts show which species are most numerous at different parts of the season. Hover your mouse over a chart to see the number for a given day. The right column shows season totals and the left side shows the maximum for a single day. Each graph is scaled so that the single-day maximum is the highest point on the chart.

Sort By
  • Focus Species: Show the highest priority species at the top of the list.
  • Taxonomic Order: Sort the species by their scientific classification.
  • Alphabetic Order: Sort the species by their common name.
  • Abundance: Sort the species with the largest number counted at the top.

Daily Counts

Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Golden Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Accipiter sp.
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Ashland Hawk Count Fall 2023

The Ashland Hawk Watch (AHW) is a joint project of DOS and DNS. There will be a professional counter counting every raptor that passes over the site from Sept 1 until Nov 30. AHW is part of the HMANA (Hawk Migration Association of North America) network of raptor sites. Please visit hawkwatch.org to see data for this and every other count site.


Ashland Nature Center is located at 3511 Barley Mill Road,Hockessin, DE 19707. When you arrive, park in the main parking lot and follow directions to the top of the hill, above the lodge.

DOS/DNS Ashland Hawkwatch

The Delaware Ornithological Society (DOS) was founded in 1963 to promote the study of birds, the advancement and diffusion of ornithological knowledge, and the conservation of birds and their environment. In 2021 it is the primary bird club of Delaware. Besides regular field trips and monthly meetings, we oversee 2 hawk watches in Delaware; the Ashland Hawkwatch and the Cape Henlopen Hawkwatch.

About the Data

All data displayed on this site are preliminary and have not yet undergone quality control. Written permission is required to use the data.

DOS/DNS Ashland Hawkwatch

The Ashland Hawkwatch has 3 co-sponsors; The Delaware Ornithological Society (DOS) The Delaware Nature Society (DNS) and the the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW).