On September 9th 2016, members of EMHW celebrated the club's 40th Anniversary at the annual meeting held at the Woburn Elks Lodge. As founders, Paul and Julie Roberts were honored for their leadership, with a crystal award that included a design depicting a kettle of raptors created by Jackie Boucher. The inscription read: "EMHW honors … Continue reading Members Honored at Annual Meeting
Observation Start Time: 07:00:00 Observation End Time: 17:15:00 Official Counter: Ursula Goodine Observers: Bob Secatore, Mark Schoene, Maryellen Stone, Paul Roberts Weather: Ideal weaather. A clearing front produced chilly W/WSW/NW winds 5-35 mph. Rain showers early, then largely sunny skies with beautiful cumulus clouds forming. Vis 40 K. Temps 7.2-16.1 degrees C. Observation Notes: Just a spectacular day! Only 3 birds … Continue reading Big Day at Plum Island, May 9, 2016
Hello Everyone, It was a sensational phenomenon and we were all thrilled to see 14,535 raptors migrating past Mt. Wachusett on September 15, 2013. This was a day that we all dream about! It was literally a river of Raptors to be sure! The huge push was from around 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, but … Continue reading Spectacular Day at Mount Wachusett Hawk Watch September 15, 2013
by Stephen Anderson, Originally published in Bird Observer, Volume 40, No. 4, 2012 I’ve never been much of a joiner. Aside from AAA I currently belong to exactly one organization. I’ll leave it to others to speculate on what that says about me, but I can state with some small measure of pride that the … Continue reading United We Count
By Craig Jackson The story of the successful reintroduction of Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus) into the Northeast United States, including Massachusetts, has been well documented. Seeing a Peregrine flying by in migration is no longer a rare event, and many observers have also been treated to the sight of Peregrines flying down from lofty perches … Continue reading First successful breeding of Peregrine Falcons on non-man-made structures in Eastern Massachusetts since their reintroduction.
(from the Fall 1998 Eastern Mass Hawk Watch Newsletter) Paul Roberts and Tom McCullough have both devoted many hours to watching hawks and the weather, and thinking about how various factors affect the path that Broad-Winged Hawks take as they move through our region in the fall. Recently, these two gentleman put their heads together … Continue reading Some Thoughts on the Inland Flight