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Hawk Watch, Sept 1 – Nov 30

November 25, 2021

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Thursday, repeating until November 30, 2021

See the real raptors!
The Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (CHHW) operation every  Fall (September 1 to November 30). CHHW is organized under the Hawk Migration Association of North America. Volunteers, many of them members of the Sussex County Bird Club, count and report the numbers of passing raptors, including : Red-Tailed Hawks, Red Shouldered Hawks, Broad Winged Hawks, Cooper’s Hawks,  Sharp Shinned Hawks, Bald and Golden Eagles, Turkey Vultures, Black Vultures, Kestrels, Merlins, and Peregrine Falcons. Now and  then something out of the ordinary may appear, such as a Mississippi Kite or a Swallow Tailed Kite.

New  Feature:: For detailed  information about our recent counts,  click  link below
When you reach  the Count Reporting Site, scroll down to  November 30th.( last day of our annual count), and  click on Cape Henlopen.  In  the Data Summaries Panel :
Select Monthly, Choose the Month you wish to view, Click “GO”
​There is much more information on the site ,but this will get you started!


I​Interested in  volunteering?
Please come to the Hawk Watch any day during the hours of operation. Experience is not necessary. Veteran Hawk Watch  members will  answer any questions you may have, and provide training. There is always a need for an extra pair of eyes, if only to point out a bird and ask  “What is that?”   New volunteers are always welcome, so come and join the  Hawk Watch for as little or as much time as you choose. You do not have to be a “birder” to participate, but you will leave being a birder for life!

The Hawk Watch operates under a Fish & Wildlife grant that is contingent in part on the Hawk Watch’s ability to solicit volunteer hours. The Friends supports this group and a number of its members also volunteer their time at The Hawk Watch. We always looking for more people to come learn, enjoy and help.


November 25, 2021


Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park
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