Manzano Mountains HawkWatch, NM

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

About the Site

In addition to being one of the best spots to watch hawks in the American Southwest, the Manzano Mountains HawkWatch provides optimal leaf-peeping. Every autumn, the mountainside is ablaze with the aspen and scrub oak fall foliage. HawkWatch International began standardized annual migration counts in the Manzano Mountains in 1985, followed by a banding project in 1990—making this HWI’s second oldest count site.

Long-term Raptor
Count Data

Total Hours Counting
Total Migrants Counted
Average Count/Year


The Site at a Glance

Our Partners

The Manzano Mountains 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 Manzano Mountains Facebook Group!

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