[Ontbirds] HSR: Beamer Conservation Area (19 Apr 2004) 162 Raptors

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Wed Apr 21 09:04:39 EDT 2004


Beamer Conservation Area, Grimsby, ON
Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 19, 2004
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              1              1
Turkey Vulture              43           2420           4096
Osprey                       0             27             27
Bald Eagle                   0              9             40
Northern Harrier             6             72            119
Sharp-shinned Hawk         102            781           1014
Cooper's Hawk                0             71            197
Northern Goshawk             1              6              8
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             69            491
Broad-winged Hawk            3             27             27
Red-tailed Hawk              2            845           2086
Rough-legged Hawk            1             91            172
Golden Eagle                 0              0              4
American Kestrel             4             38             58
Merlin                       0              7             10
Peregrine Falcon             0              2              3
Unknown UA                   0             23             40
Unknown UB                   0             48             88
Unknown UF                   0              0              2
Unknown UE                   0              1              3
Unknown UR                   0             21             53

Total:                     162           4559           8539
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Bob Curry

Observers:        

Weather:
Strong winds and very warm weather with todays high reaching 20 degrees C. 


Observations:
Sharp-shinned hawks continued their climb today with 102 crossing the park.


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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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