Grand Canyon HawkWatch, AZ

August 27 – November 5
Daily 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Weather Permitting

About the Site

Breathtaking canyon views are only made better by the site of migrating raptors. From our Grand Canyon HawkWatch you get the rare experience of looking down at the raptors as they fly below you. Three decades ago, birders along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon noticed these raptors migrating. As a result, HawkWatch International set up an official count site in the area in 1991 at Lipan Point and then at its current location, Yaki Point, in 1997.

Long-term Raptor
Count Data

Total Hours Counting
Total Migrants Counted
Average Count/Year


The Site at a Glance

Our Partners

The Grand Canyon HawkWatch would not be possible without the support of our partners. Thank you for investing in long-term raptor research, education, and conservation.

Join our Community of Raptor Conservationists

Curious what the crew is up to? Have questions about the local weather or the recent flight? Join our community of raptor conservationists in the Friends of Grand Canyon Facebook Group!

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