HSR: Hawk Cliff (05 Oct 2002) Raptor counts (total=366)

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Sun Oct 6 21:19:25 EDT 2002


Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch
Port Stanley, ON, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 05, 2002
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0            179            478
Osprey                      24             56            233
Bald Eagle                   0              6            102
Northern Harrier           225            295            927
Sharp-shinned Hawk           4             66           3219
Cooper's Hawk                1              7             69
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          7              9              9
Broad-winged Hawk           29             29          67117
Red-tailed Hawk             26             29            118
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            44            156           2927
Merlin                       4             16            104
Peregrine Falcon             1             71            114
Unknown                      0              1             29
Swainson's Hawk              1              1              1

Total:                     366            921          75447
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 9 hours

Site Coordinator: Mac McAlpine

Observers:        

Weather:
Much more like a fall day...cooler with a high of only 19. Winds were
moving between W and SW and fairly strong. Lots of good cloud as well.

Observations:
Wow...I think we had a new high for Northern Harriers today with a total of
225. And a nice highlight for the day was a dark morph Swaison's hawk.

1 Snow Goose 

Predictions:
Sunday will bring mostly S - SE light winds. However with the passage of
the very strong cold front on Friday there may still be a decent push of
birds. The biggest question is whether or not the flight will be visible
down at the cliff.
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Report submitted by Dave Brown (thebrowns at ezlink.on.ca)
Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch information may be found at:
http://www.ezlink.on.ca/~thebrowns/HawkCliff/index.htm


Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch:
Oldest Hawkwatch in Ontario - since 1931 - located just east of Port Stanley on the cliff overlooking Lake Erie 

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