Jacks Mountain Hawkwatch
 
Located in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania at the summit of Jacks Mountain Road.
Page 62 of the Pa. Atlas and Gazetteer shows the location as the place Wills Road crosses Jacks Mountain. The state has renamed this to the Jacks' Mountain Road. LR. 44033. It joins Rt. 655 to the west and Rt. 22 on the east side of Jacks' Mt. This road joins McVeytown, with Belleville, Pa. Satellite positioning is N. 40.543792 W. -077.757218

Best time of year to visit Jacks' is between September 13 and October 31. We get higher counts of raptors on S/E winds. But we also get hand-gliders on S/E winds and it is best to arrive before noon on those days as the parking lots fill quickly. 10am to 2pm is usually the best time for raptors on Jacks Mountain.

There is not a daily watch during the spring. However spring weekends are sometimes covered. Spring hawkwatching on Jacks' Mountain can be very good during periods of S/E winds. During periods of sunny N/W wind days spring is usually pretty slow, with few migrants. 

                WE NOW HAVE A COMMERATIVE PATCH FOR SALE !!!
 They are $5.00 plus $.70 shipping each. Proceeds will go toward improving the size of the watching area.  And towards Friends of Jacks Mountain Association.  Send check to:
Ronald Singer, 16062 Hill Valley Road, Mount Union, Pa. 17066.  There is a bigger picture in the gallery.
 
 

 2014 watch is over.

Fall 2014

   Fall 2013

Black Vulture

0 

 87

 25

Turkey Vulture

0

379

 139

Osprey

0

68

 40

Bald Eagle

 0

115

 74

Northern Harrier

 0

51

 18

Sharp-Shinned Hawk

0

900

 582

Cooper's Hawk

0

114

59

Northern Goshawk

 0

2

 1

       
Red-Shouldered Hawk

 0

17

 24

Broad-Winged Hawk

0

1971

 4720

Red-Tailed Hawk

 0

 531

 538

Rough-Legged Hawk

 0

 0

 0

Swainson's Hawk

 0

 0

 0

Golden Eagle

 0

 141

 46

     
American Kestrel 

0

95 

 38

Merlin

 0

16

 6

Peregrine Falcon

 0

 34

 16

     
Unidentified Raptor 

0

17

 12

     
Totals 

0

4538

6338