Militia Hill Hawk Watch Begins It’s 29th Season

by | Aug 18, 2016 | Hawk Watch Updates, WAS News

watchersThe Militia Hill Hawk Watch has been recording raptor migrations at Fort Washington State Park for nearly three decades. An all-volunteer effort, there are folks at the observation tower everyday from 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM from September 1st through October 31st. The volunteer monitors are there to identify and record the species of raptors seen and the numbers of the species that pass though each day. The data from the Militia Hill Hawk Watch becomes part of the record of data reported from the network of hawk watches from across the continent as part of the Hawk Migration Association of North America (HMANA). Visitors to the Hawk Watch are encouraged and welcomed. International Migratory Hawk Week is scheduled from Saturday, September 17th to Sunday, September 25th and is a great time to visit. The Militia Hill Hawk Watch has also hosted school groups in cooperation with Fort Washington State Park with assistance from some of our Audubon Adventures volunteers. Check out the Militia Hill Hawk Watch Facebook Page where you can keep apprised of news. Rich Conroy is Wyncote Audubon Society’s Militia Hawk Watch Committee Chair. If you are interested in visiting the Militia Hill Hawk Watch or becoming a volunteer contact Rich Conroy at