Spring Hawk Count 2023
The sightings you see here are being collected on a tablet by a biologist out in the field.
Hover your mouse over the points on the graph to see more details. Click on different species in the legend to show or hide them on the chart.
If there's nothing showing, it may mean that this site doesn't have access to the internet or isn't counting right now.
No Reports in the Last Two Hours
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.
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.
February 19th to September 25th
The time shown in the top row is the start of the one hour period.
Choose a date to load the hourly table for that day. Only days that have data are shown.
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.
- 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.
Spring Hawk Count 2023
Onondaga Audubon’s Derby Hill Bird Observatory, located on the southeastern corner of Lake Ontario in Oswego County, NY, is one of the premier hawk watches in the Northeastern United States. Hawk counts at the site were started in the early 1970s and since 1979 have been conducted every year in a standardized way. On average 40,000 raptors are counted each spring as they migrate northwards, making this site one of the best spring sites in the country.
Directions from Syracuse... Take I-81 north to exit 34, which is Route 104. (From North Syracuse, where 481 joins 81, the distance is 22 miles). Turn west on 104. Drive 6 miles to the village of Mexico. Turn north at the traffic light onto Route 3. Drive north on Rt.3 for 4 miles to the intersection with Route 104b. Turn left (west) on Rt.104b and drive a 1/2 a mile to Sage Creek Drive. Turn right (north) on Sage Creek Drive. DHBO is clearly signed in both directions on Rt 104b just before the Sage Creek turn off.
Derby Hill Bird Observatory
Onondaga Audubon’s Derby Hill Bird Observatory, located on the southeastern corner of Lake Ontario in Oswego County, NY, is one of the premier hawk watches in the Northeastern United States.
About the Data
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