Since 1975, birdwatchers have been monitoring the annual spring migration of hawks, eagles, falcons, and vultures over the Niagara Peninsula.
The Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch was organized in March of 1990 to:
- Promote the enjoyment of hawkwatching
- Educate people about hawks and hawk migration
- Conduct systematic counts of hawks migrating over the Niagara Peninsula
- Work for the preservation of raptors in Ontario