A favorite challenge for many birders is a hawk watch in the spring or fall. But you don’t have to go to Hawk Mountain, PA. or Cape May, NJ, two famous sites, to watch the fall hawk migration. Indeed, many hawk watch sites in Maryland could use you as a volunteer to help fill out a hawk-watching schedule. Watches take place in the spring and fall at many sites, while others are limited to only one season due to the geography of the area. The results are compiled and sent to the Hawk Migration Association of North America. Become part of a significant data gathering effort and begin to learn the techniques of hawk identification from experts.