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.

We invite you to learn more about who we are, and what our club offers, and we hope you’ll be interested in joining us!

Club Events and News

Annual Meeting

The 2018 Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, September 7 at 6pm. This year’s Keynote Speaker is David F. Brinker.

Learn More

Watch Sites

Get the scoop on Massachusetts hawk watch sites, including directions, coverage and favorable conditions!

Learn More


View newsletter archives, learn how you can get this year’s edition or contribute to our next newsletter!

Learn More


Get the new magnet designed for us by Jackie Boucher, featuring a photo taken by Brian Rusnica, both EMHW members!

Learn More

New to Hawk Watching?

If you’re unsure of the where, when or how of hawk watching, you’ve come to the right place! We hope you find this site a useful resource whether you’re just starting out or already have some experience.

Start Here

Volunteer Counters Needed

Make a substantial, enduring contribution to hawk migration studies and hawk conservation. For over forty years, the Eastern Massachusetts Hawk Watch has been studying and monitoring hawk migration through eastern Massachusetts. As part of our coverage, we’ve established two major long-term monitoring sites at Wachusett Mountain in Princeton and Mt Watatic in Asburnham.

Get Involved