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Millersville Hawk 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.

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
April 3rd to May 5th

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
27
Black Vulture-Resident
24
Turkey Vulture
48
Turkey Vulture-Resident
222
Unidentified Vulture-Resident
54
Osprey
6
Osprey-Resident
1
Cooper's Hawk-Resident
1
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Millersville Hawk Count

The Millersville Hawk Count is a partnership between the Millersville University Applied Conservation Laboratory and Hawk Mountain Sanctuary.

Millersville University Applied Conservation Lab

The Millersville Applied Conservation Lab is an interdisciplinary lab which consists mainly of undergraduate research projects being conducted by Millersville University biology students. The mission statement of the Lab is ‘The study and development of applied solutions to conservation problems through the efforts of undergraduate research. The Director of the Applied Conservation Lab is Dr. Aaron Haines. The lab is currently located in 116 Caputo Hall at The Millersville University campus.

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.