Harvey's Knob Hawkwatch

Established in 1977 by Myriam Moore 1912-2006


  Located on the Botetourt-Bedford County line near Roanoke, Virginia between mile markers 95 and 96 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. 

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Why would anyone climb a besmirched Vulture roosting tower on this mountain (Purgatory)?

Hawkwatch History

Who would have the gumption to make that climb?

Tribute To A Grand Lady

She was, and we are, part of this: HMANA

Current Count From HAWKCOUNT For Harvey's Knob

Harvey's Knob Data with Tables and Graphs From 1977 through 2014 as Developed By Baron and Bill Can Be Found 


To see  Current Radar, Airport  ata, Camera at Buchanan of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Airline Weather Prediction, Winds Aloft and Current Readings From Buchanan and the Goose Creek Valley, Click:


Bald Eagle Count as of 9/29/15 = 76

On 9/29/13 (the record year) = 75

Osprey total last year (2014) = 90

As of 9/29/15 = 111

(Record = 230 in 2006)

Bad video of a good Kettle!

EOS, if bored.....

       David B. trip to Highland 1/2/15 to get the year off right:






September 16th, 2014 Summary!

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Early Eagle Over the Valley

Name This HAWK
(At comments below photo)

A Tribute

by David Holt


by David Holt


by David Holt

Track About 30 Ospreys With the Free APP: "Animal Tracker"

Track 5 Ospreys Migrating to South AMERICA

    David Holt's Proposal To Explain Stimuli for Broadwing Hawk Migration

             David Holt POEM :  "THE MISSING FLIGHT"

See what might be coming by timely reports from other
     Hawkwatches (like Rockfish on Afton Mountain):


Other Hawkwatch Counts at


                Listing of Recent Virginia Bird SIGHTINGS 

                     (including hawks and hawkwatches)        

If you want to see when the hawks are likely to be at Harvey's Knob, go HERE, select "Migration Timing" and page down to the bottom.

Video (5 Min.) of a walk on the entire Appalachian Trail!
(If you find Harvey's Knob, please note the time!)


                   Hawkwatcher comments about OPTICS

Leftovers from the Great Year 2013 HERE


Hawkwatcher's Friends:

(Here's a song about Redtail Hawk!)

Name that bird:


Baron & Bill's Knob Historical


 For record high and lows, averages, time graphs of species over the past six years, go

(and scroll down)

What is a BUZZARD?

11/5/11 Immature Golden Eagle
Captured by Dave B.

This By Dave Same Day:

And this:

More From Dave:

ID Class:  This is not an

9/30/11 A different day:
(Click for a large version)

Purgatory: TS IDA

November, 2009

Bald vs Golden EAGLE

This great photo was taken by Mark Mullins:

                                        Osprey In Action 

             Here's another from Mark of our favorite insect:

Click on it - you won't believe the clarity!

                                  Northern Harrier:


Coming soon: Counters Friends Identifying Hawks Woodpecker Ridge Nature Center KnobLore Photos Clouds, Weather and Hawks. Harveys Knob highest yearly counts by species: Records Peregrinations


Mountain Friends

 Saw this Osprey and Moon 4/6/08:

(Click on it!)

Bill Tucker was taking this photo of an Accipiter and the Moon when I photographed him below:

Balancing Acts:

One Record


On 11/17/07

Representing all HK hawkwatchers past and present in anticipation of the record breaking hawk are Baron, Mike, Tad and Katie.  And here it comes:

Unwelcome Guest (Us?)

The Year 2012 was Dedicated to


Directions to Harveys Knob:


                                 Roanoke Valley Bird Club


ABA Bird of the Year