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?

Spring Hawk Watching on Plum Island- A Different Type of Birding!

Join Paul Roberts, Founder of the Eastern Massachusetts Hawk Watch for a narrated slide presentation about the amazing birds of prey you can see in spring.

April 4, 2014 - 7pm

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 EMHW Workshop & Field Trip

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Hawk Migration with
Craig Jackson at
Joppa Flats &
Plum Island

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

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Sihouette Guide
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Available at the 2013 EMHW meeting

EMHW 2012

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New EMHW Pamphlet

EMHW Pamphlet

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 New EMHW Banner!!


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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.

Help Wanted

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

Web site
Annual Meeting
Fall counters and assistants

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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. 

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Spectacular Day on Plum Island Hawk Watch
April 9, 2013

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Eastern Massachusetts Hawk Watch, 2014
To contact EMHW, email scarey@avfx.com
EMHW, PO Box 663, Newburyport, MA 01950
updated 03/26/2014