Welcome to the Eastern Massachusetts Hawk Watch (EMHW)

Founded in 1976, EMHW is an all-volunteer, member-based organization whose mission is to promote the study, conservation and preservation of hawks locally and on a continental scale by monitoring migration in Massachusetts; to share data for research and conservation purposes; to promote education and awareness of the identification of hawks and the issues related to migrating hawks and to instill an appreciation for hawks in general. Interested in joining?




Our newest fundraiser is this handsome hot/cold cup, that is not only useful, but displays one of our EMHW logos, that was designed especially for us by Jackie Boucher, member extraordinaire!

More Information...


EMHW Magnet

This new and attractive magnet has been beautifully designed by Jackie Boucher, and can be used on your car or in your home or business to advertise EMHW and our web site. The spectacular Broad-wing image that appears on the magnet was taken by Shawn Carey, EMHW Vice President. It is available from any Board member (refer to Board member list under the "Club" page), by mail order, during our spring and fall hawk watches, or at our Annual Meeting on Friday, September 9, 2016.

Each magnet is $5.00 with free shipping. Requests may be sent to:

Eastern Mass Hawk Watch
P.O. Box 663
Newburyport, MA. 01950

Checks may be made out to: EMHW

More Information...

Spectacular Day on Mount Wachusett Hawk Watch - September 15, 2013

Photos & Video from
Sept 15, 2013 by
Dave & Ann Lynch

More Information

Sihouette Guide
More Information

Available at the 2016 EMHW meeting


40th Anniversary Meeting

Friday, September 9, 2016
6:00 pm Social Hour &
Light Buffet

700-9:00 pm Meeting & Keynote at the Woburn Elks Lodge.

Our keynote speaker will be Bill Clark

William Clark

Bill Clark is a photographer, author, researcher, and lecturer and has over 50 years experience working with birds of prey, including 5 years as Director of National Wildlife Federation's Raptor Information Center

More Information...



WOBURN, MA. 01801.

*Directions Here*

 New EMHW Banner!!


More Information 

Spectacular Day on Plum Island Hawk Watch
April 9, 2013

More Information

Plum Island Totals Spring 2006-2014 (PDF)

Volunteer Counters Needed!

You now have the opportunity to make a substantial, enduring contribution to hawk migration studies and hawk conservation. For thirty years, the Eastern Massachusetts Hawk Watch has been studying and monitoring hawk migration through eastern Massachusetts.

EMHW Newsletter

2012 Newsletter

2013 Newsletter

2014 Newsletter


Red-tailed Hawk

Phil Brown 2015



Want to know where and when the spring Hawk migration is taking place? Hawkcount will provide you with the latest tallies from sites all across the United States and Canada. Get the latest buzz from dedicated hawk watchers who brave the harshest elements to record the passage of thousands of Raptors, as they make their way north to their nesting grounds. Instantly, this priceless tool will bring you in tune with all birds of prey, as they journey to fulfill what Nature requires of them. Please, join in the fun at Hawkcount.org.

United We Count by
Stephen Anderson

Originally published in:
"Bird Observer, Volume 40, No.4, 2012"

Photo Resources:

Great Hawk Photos!

Shawn Carey

Eric Smith

Alexander C. Couter

Boston Gyrfalcon

Newmarket, NH
Mississippi Kite

Photos from
Mt Watatic

Shawn Carey 2012
Images may not be reproduced without the permission of the photographer

WBZ - Interview
(opens with Quicktime)

Shawn Carey & Norm Smith's Interview With
WBZ's Dan Rea
September 7,2009

First successful breeding of Peregrine Falcons
on non-man-made structures in Eastern Massachusetts since their reintroduction.

By Craig Jackson

The story of the successful reintroduction of Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus) into the Northeast United States, including MA, has been well documented. 

More information...

Help Wanted

EMHW is looking for members that are interested in helping with the following.

Web site
Annual Meeting
Fall counters and assistants

More Information


Eastern Massachusetts Hawk Watch, 2016
To contact EMHW, email scarey@avfx.com
EMHW, PO Box 663, Newburyport, MA 01950
updated 04/28/2016