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Chelan Ridge Fall 2021

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 6th to October 25th

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.

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  • 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

Turkey Vulture
Golden Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Northern Goshawk
Accipiter sp.
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Site Weather

Chelan Ridge Fall 2021

The Chelan Ridge HawkWatch is a collaboration between HawkWatch International and the USFS Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. In our 22nd season of monitoring, counts typically range between 1,600-2,100 migrants of up to 17 species per season. The most commonly seen species are the Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Northern Harrier, Golden Eagle, and American Kestrel . We also band raptors at this site and provide opportunities for visitors to learn about the diversity of birds of prey in the area, migration monitoring as a conservation tool, and what we can learn from trapping and banding efforts.


The Chelan Ridge HawkWatch is located on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, approximately 13 miles northwest of Chelan, WA. From Wenatchee: go north on Hwy 97 past the Chelan turn-off to Milepost 244. Turn left at the Apple Acres Road sign and drive 1.5 miles. Turn right on Antoine Creek Road which turns into NF-8140. On the ridge top, go right at the T intersection on NF-8020. Keep right for another mile to the second parking area. From here, look for the trailhead sign and hike approximately 0.75 mile north following the flagged trail to the lookout area.

HawkWatch International

The mission of HawkWatch International is to conserve our environment through education, long-term monitoring, and scientific research on raptors as indicators of ecosystem health.

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.