Gunsight Mountain HawkWatch, AK

March 10 – May 15
Daily 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. Weather Permitting

About the Site

The Gunsight Mountain HawkWatch is a winter wonderland, offering sightings of raptors migrating across snow-covered mountains by day and northern lights by night. The HawkWatch is the northernmost count site in the world, located 120 miles northeast of Anchorage. It also boasts large concentrations of the Harlan’s subspecies of Red-tailed Hawk and many eagles.

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The Site at a Glance

Our Partners

The Gunsight Mountain 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 Gunsight Mountain Facebook Group!

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