HSR: Hawk Cliff (21 Oct 2002) Raptor counts (total=675)

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Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch
Port Stanley, ON, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 21, 2002
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture             490           8177           8476
Osprey                       0             48            225
Bald Eagle                   4             59            155
Northern Harrier             5            277            909
Sharp-shinned Hawk          48           1994           5147
Cooper's Hawk               20            238            300
Northern Goshawk             0              3              3
Red-shouldered Hawk         19            270            270
Broad-winged Hawk            2             50          67138
Red-tailed Hawk             74            976           1065
Rough-legged Hawk            0              1              1
Golden Eagle                 1              9              9
American Kestrel             2            544           3315
Merlin                       0             48            136
Peregrine Falcon             0             97            140
Unknown                     10            293            321
Swainson's Hawk              0              1              1

Total:                     675          13085          87611
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Site Coordinator: Keith Sealy

Observers:        Mac

Visitors:
Jim Dowell


Weather:
Very cold start to the day! Temps at the freezing point then struggled to
8. Winds light to moderate from the N then starting to swing to the E.
Cloudy with sunny breaks all day.

Observations:
A decent flight for variety with a few more good Red-Shouldered Hawks and
antoher Golden Eagle.


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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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