HSR: Hawk Cliff (06 Oct 2002) Raptor counts (total=1168)

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Sun Oct 6 22:13:26 EDT 2002


Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch
Port Stanley, ON, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 06, 2002
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture             509            688            987
Osprey                       4             60            237
Bald Eagle                   6             12            108
Northern Harrier            65            360            992
Sharp-shinned Hawk         314            380           3533
Cooper's Hawk               28             35             97
Northern Goshawk             1              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              9              9
Broad-winged Hawk            3             32          67120
Red-tailed Hawk              8             37            126
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel           194            350           3121
Merlin                      15             31            119
Peregrine Falcon            18             89            132
Unknown                      3              4             32
Swainson's Hawk              0              1              1

Total:                    1168           2089          76615
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Observation start time: 06:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 9 hours

Site Coordinator: Keith Sealy

Observers:        Barry Cherriere, Linda, Su Ross, Tom Bolohan

Visitors:
Lots....around 50 visitors over the course of the day...it's great to have
so many eyes to help spot the birds.


Weather:
Another great fall day...temp to only 19 and gusty S and SE winds...some
cloud as well.

Observations:
The TV's are definitely on the move with a total of 509 for the day. Lots
of Sharpies and Kestrels as well. Another good day for Peregrines and
Merlins with 18 and 15 respectively. I personally like October because of
the variety...today there were some hours where a total of 11 different
species were counted.



Predictions:
The forecast for Monday is calling for moderate to strong NW winds for the
day...always a good bet there will be a decent flight as long as the rain
holds off.
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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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