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Grand Canyon Hawkwatch (Yaki Point) Fall 2023

Season Summary

Species Count
22
Total Count
4,693

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.

Display

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 15th 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.

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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

Osprey
40
Golden Eagle
3
Northern Harrier
27
Sharp-shinned Hawk
1503
Cooper's Hawk
864
American Goshawk
7
Accipiter sp.
271
Bald Eagle
5
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Grand Canyon Hawkwatch (Yaki Point) Fall 2023

The Grand Canyon HawkWatch at Yaki Point is an ongoing effort to monitor long-term trends in populations of raptors using the southern portion of the Intermountain Flyway. The flight through this region is one of the largest concentrations of migrating raptors known in the western U.S. and Canada.

Directions

To reach Yaki Point, East Rim Drive (Hwy 64) from either Desert View (east entrance of the South Rim) to Grand Canyon Village. During peak season, you will have to take the shuttle bus from the Visitor’s Center to Yaki Point. Look for the HawkWatch counters near the canyon rim. On weekends HWI crew give regularly scheduled talks at the bus stop.

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.