[Ontbirds] HSR: Beamer Conservation Area (18 Apr 2004) 296 Raptors

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Tue Apr 20 07:04:07 EDT 2004


Beamer Conservation Area, Grimsby, ON
Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 18, 2004
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              1              1
Turkey Vulture               5           2377           4053
Osprey                       4             27             27
Bald Eagle                   0              9             40
Northern Harrier            14             66            113
Sharp-shinned Hawk         235            679            912
Cooper's Hawk                7             71            197
Northern Goshawk             0              5              7
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             69            491
Broad-winged Hawk           17             24             24
Red-tailed Hawk              6            843           2084
Rough-legged Hawk            1             90            171
Golden Eagle                 0              0              4
American Kestrel             4             34             54
Merlin                       2              7             10
Peregrine Falcon             0              2              3
Unknown UA                   0             23             40
Unknown UB                   1             48             88
Unknown UF                   0              0              2
Unknown UE                   0              1              3
Unknown UR                   0             21             53

Total:                     296           4397           8377
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:30:00 
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Phil Waggett

Observers:        

Weather:
Predominantly NE winds today withtemperatures reaching 14 degrees C.  Early
morning precipitation foiled the morning count.

Observations:
235 sharp-shinned hawks lead the pack today.

15 Common Loons were seen migrating today in 1's and 2's.
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Report submitted by Bill Brown (kestrel at paris.com)
Beamer Conservation Area, Grimsby, ON information may be found at:
http://www.hwcn.org/link/niaghawk/index.html


Beamer Conservation Area is located on top of the Niagara Escarpment above
the town of Grimsby, Ontario. The site is 1km south of the south shore of
Lake Ontario, 20km east of Hamilton, 40km west of Niagara Falls. To get to
Beamer CA, take the QEW to Exit 72, follow Christie St./Mountain St. to
the top of the escarpment, turn right on Ridge Road West, and go 1.6km to
Quarry Rd. Turn right on Quarry Rd. and drive 100m to the conservation
area. Parking is normally available inside the park. If parking at the
entrance or on the roads, do NOT leave valuables in your car.



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