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. Interested in joining?

New Fall 2014
Meeting Location

Woburn Elks

"Due to the sale of the West Medford Congregational Church, we have had to change our Annual Meeting venue. The Church has been used for many years and it has been a challenge to find a comparable facility at a reasonable price. We have chosen the Woburn Elks Lodge #908, which has a large hall with many amenities. Air conditioning, an ample parking lot, a nice kitchen facility, highway accessibility from Rtes 93 and 95 (Rte. 128), and clean restrooms, all make this place very attractive for our meeting.

Included is the web address for the Elks Lodge where directions are available from your location. We will evaluate this new site after the meeting in September, and hope to find that it will work well for our purposes. If so, we can think about booking it annually."

Woburn Elks 908

Spectacular Day on Mount Wachusett Hawk Watch - September 15, 2013

Photos & Video from
Sept 15, 2013 by
Dave & Ann Lynch

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Spectacular Day on Plum Island Hawk Watch
April 9, 2013

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Friday, September 5
6:00 pm Social Hour
700-9:00 pm Meeting & Keynote

Please join us for this year’s EMHW Annual Business Meeting on Friday, September 5th, at our new location at the Woburn Elks Lodge in Woburn.

Our Keynote Speaker this year is Tom Sayers, a retired teacher from Tolland Ct., whose concern for the decline of the American Kestrel, led him to pioneer the North East Connecticut Kestrel Project.

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WOBURN, MA.  01801.

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Volunteer Counters Needed!

You now have the opportunity to make a substantial, enduring contribution to hawk migration studies and hawk conservation. For thirty years, the Eastern Massachusetts Hawk Watch has been studying and monitoring hawk migration through eastern Massachusetts.

Help Wanted

EMHW is looking for members that are interested in helping with the following.

Web site
Annual Meeting
Fall counters and assistants

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EMHW 2012

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United We Count by
Stephen Anderson

Originally published in:
"Bird Observer, Volume 40, No.4, 2012"

Photo Resources:

Great Hawk Photos!

Shawn Carey

Eric Smith

Alexander C. Couter

Boston Gyrfalcon

Newmarket, NH
Mississippi Kite

Photos from
Mt Watatic

Shawn Carey © 2012
Images may not be reproduced without the permission of the photographer

WBZ - Interview
(opens with Quicktime)

Shawn Carey & Norm Smith's Interview With
WBZ's Dan Rea
September 7,2009

First successful breeding of Peregrine Falcons
on non-man-made structures in Eastern Massachusetts since their reintroduction.

By Craig Jackson

The story of the successful reintroduction of Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus) into the Northeast United States, including MA, has been well documented. 

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Sihouette Guide
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Available at the 2013 EMHW meeting

© Eastern Massachusetts Hawk Watch, 2014
To contact EMHW, email scarey@avfx.com
EMHW, PO Box 663, Newburyport, MA 01950
updated 07/23/2014