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Goshute Mountains Fall 2023

Season Summary

Species Count
21
Total Count
18,103

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.

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Species Composition
August 7th to December 31st

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Hourly Data

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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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Daily Counts

Turkey Vulture
1170
Osprey
115
Golden Eagle
160
Northern Harrier
181
Sharp-shinned Hawk
4647
Cooper's Hawk
3205
American Goshawk
48
Accipiter sp.
362
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Goshute Mountains Fall 2023

The Goshute Mountains form a 100-km ridge that runs north and south along the Utah/Nevada border and is located near the south end of this steep and isolated range. The observation point affords nearly unobstructed 360 degree views of the region's mountain ranges and salt flat basins. Annual counts range between ~12,000 to 25,000 migrants of up to 18 species, making this one of the largest known concentrations of migrating raptors in the western U.S. and Canada. Trapping and banding efforts occur daily during the season, weather and staff permitting.

Directions

From Wendover (UT/NV), take HWY 93 southwest approximately 24 miles to a major dirt road marked by the old Ferguson Springs Highway Maintenance Station and a large BLM interpretive sign. Turn west onto this road and travel 1.8 miles to a "T" in the road. Make a right here and travel another 1.3 to the top of a small rise, marked by a sign to Christmas Tree Canyon. Take a left here and continue another 2 miles to a parking area and trailhead. Other vehicles will always be parked here during the monitoring season. The hike from here is 2.5 miles long and gains 1800 feet in elevation. There is no water source along the trail or at the project site, so please come equipped with plenty of water, sunscreen, proper footwear and clothing, binoculars and other gear.

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.