have approximately 200 dues-paying members around the country,
primarily in eastern Massachusetts. We have a
of directors elected by the membership and officers elected
annually by the board.
hope you'll join the club, but even more important, we hope you
will participate in our hawk watches and start reporting your
data to EMHW and an international database
on hawk migration.
To join EMHW, click
annual meeting, usually in September on the first Friday after
Labor Day, enables us to bring in a nationally known speaker to
talk to us about hawks. We also have exhibits, video presentations,
other short presentations at the meeting, and the opportunity
to hear and talk more about what is going on in the hawk world.
also organize hawk watches each fall and
spring at several regular sites and encourage people to go to
those sites or cover other sites of their own choosing as often
as possible. We seek volunteers to hawk watch this fall. You don't
have to be an identification "expert" to participate. The best
way to learn to identify hawks is to look for them as often as
possible during migration. We need volunteers to hawkwatch from
well known sites such as Wachusett Mountain, Mt. Watatic, and
Barre Falls, especially on weekdays, or from any location you'd
like to cover, including your own back yard. Email
for more information.
the volume of migrating hawks is more important than identifying
them all by species. For more information on participating in
a hawkwatch or on submitting reports of what you see, browse the
links on this page or contact EMHW at
Reports & Newsletters
publish substantial reports on each spring and fall migration.
We publish the seasonal report for the preceding year just before
the same season a year later, i.e., the Fall 2001 report was published
in August 2002.
receive one club newsletter and one seasonal report each year,
as part of their membership dues. For that reason, we do not post
either the newsletters or reports on the web site. (Go to the
data link to see a summary of hawk counts
through Eastern Massachusetts since 1976.)
Printed copies of individual reports or newsletter, or reports
and newsletters for previous years, can be ordered by sending
your request along with your name, address, and check made out
PO Box 663, Newburyport, MA 01950. Each report
or newsletter is $3.00, including postage.