You can look up in the sky for hawks anytime, anywhere. But there are some hot spots during migration where you're more likely to see them—and lots of them. These hot spots are usually along coastlines or mountain ridges. For more, check out eNature's Hawk Watch feature.
What kinds of raptors you'll see depends on where you are. Here are some common ones. Check 'em out!
It's hard to see much detail on something way up high—even with binoculars. But experienced hawk watchers can tell a lot just by shape.