[Ontbirds] HSR: Beamer Conservation Area (21 Apr 2004) 409 Raptors

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Fri Apr 23 04:04:34 EDT 2004


Beamer Conservation Area, Grimsby, ON
Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 21, 2004
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              1              1
Turkey Vulture              71           2561           4237
Osprey                       0             32             32
Bald Eagle                   0             13             44
Northern Harrier            16             98            145
Sharp-shinned Hawk         225           1179           1412
Cooper's Hawk                5             79            205
Northern Goshawk             0              6              8
Red-shouldered Hawk          8             88            510
Broad-winged Hawk           56           1340           1340
Red-tailed Hawk             20            931           2172
Rough-legged Hawk            2             98            179
Golden Eagle                 0              1              5
American Kestrel             6             51             71
Merlin                       0              9             12
Peregrine Falcon             0              2              3
Unknown UA                   0             23             40
Unknown UB                   0             60            100
Unknown UF                   0              0              2
Unknown UE                   0              1              3
Unknown UR                   0             23             55

Total:                     409           6596          10576
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 12:00:00 
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Denys Gardiner

Observers:        

Weather:
Today's count was ended by heavy precipitation and stong winds, although
temperatures were quite warm, reaching 24 degrees C.

Observations:
409 raptors passed tha park today with Sharp-shinned hawks in the lead at
225.


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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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