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.
Club Events and News
Get the scoop on Massachusetts hawk watch sites, including directions, coverage and favorable conditions!
Check our Calendar for watch information, special events, and meeting dates. (Work in Progress.)
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Get the new magnet designed for us by Jackie Boucher, featuring a photo taken by Brian Rusnica, both EMHW members!
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.
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.