Hawkwatch at Braddock Bay and...

observe majestic Bald Eagles!

Hawkwatch at Braddock Bay and...

learn about birds of prey!

Hawkwatch at Braddock Bay and...

enjoy the “kettles” of hawks!

Hawkwatch at Braddock Bay and...

see soaring Vultures!

Hawkwatch at Braddock Bay and...

enjoy the company of other raptor enthusiasts!

Discover the exciting world of Hawkwatching!

The hawk counts conducted at Braddock Bay number in the tens of thousands, with the highest recorded count of over 140,000 raptors in 1996. With such impressive numbers of raptors passing through this area, migration is certainly an exciting time. Visitors are always welcome at the hawk watch platform which is easily accessible at Braddock Bay Park (see map below left). The platform provides an ideal location for hawk watching at any skill level and includes some identification tools for watchers just starting out. Bring binoculars and spotting scope if you have them to aid in your viewing.

The best days to come out for a good hawk flight in the spring months are those with southwest winds, 10 mph or a little stronger. On favorable wind days the count will be conducted at Braddock Bay Park (see map below left). If southerly winds are too light, and cause the northerly lake effect winds to kick in, the flight is often better viewed at Frisbee Hill Park, to the south of Braddock Bay (see map below right).

Braddock Bay Park Hawkwatch Site

Eyes to the skiesThe Hawkwatch platform at Braddock Bay Park is BBRR’s?main hawk watching site.

Sep 23, 2018 - Sun
Hilton, United States
clear sky
64°F clear sky
Wind 3 mph, NNW
Humidity 48%
Pressure 1025 mbar

Frisbee Hill Park

Frisbee Hill is BBRR’s secondary hawkwatch site.

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