[Ontbirds]HSR: Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch (07 Oct 2005) 512 Raptors

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Sun Oct 9 00:10:55 EDT 2005

Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch
Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 07, 2005

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              21            490            851
Osprey                       5             26            344
Bald Eagle                   4             23            225
Northern Harrier            44             64            557
Sharp-shinned Hawk         181            557           6549
Cooper's Hawk                7             27            179
Northern Goshawk             0              1              5
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              1              2
Broad-winged Hawk            0              2          34410
Red-tailed Hawk              0              9            178
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel           214            261           3676
Merlin                      15             36            148
Peregrine Falcon             5             54            109
Unknown                     15             15             90

Total:                     512           1566          47323

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Su Ross-Redmond

Observers:        Keith Sealy

Good strong NE winds with 100% cloud cover and much cooler to a high of
only 14.

Raptor Observations:
A pretty good flight today with a total of 512 birds tallied. Highlights
were a nic Red-shouldered Hawk and 15 Merlins and 5 Peregrines.

Non-raptor Observations:

Another day of strong NE winds should mean a good flight.
Report submitted by Dave Brown (thebrowns at ezlink.on.ca)
Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch information may be found at:

Site Description:
Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch:
Oldest Hawkwatch in Ontario - since 1931 - located just east of Port
Stanley on the cliff overlooking Lake Erie 

Directions to site:
>From east 401, take the Highbury south cut off at London, follow Highbury
(Hwy 30) south to St. Thomas. Highbury changes into South Edgeware at a
large curve in the road to the west. Follow South Edgeware west to the
first set of traffic lights - Burwell Road, turn left (south) and stay on
this road. It becomes Fairview Ave (Regional Road 22), which runs directly
into Hawk Cliff Road. You will see a sign for Hawkes Cliff Farm, where they
sell fresh vegetables and a gravel road just beyond sign. Just continue
down gravel road to viewing area.

>From west 401, take the Highway # 4 (Colonel Talbot Rd.) exit south,
through Talbotville, road now is Sunset Rd. continue towards St. Thomas;
you will come to a veer in the road, straight up to St. Thomas, veer to
the right for Port Stanley, follow Highway 4, now Sunset to Port Stanley.
As you approach Port Stanley you will come to a large curve  in the road
with a sign saying East St, to the left. Take East St., and follow it to
the first road left, (opposite Port Stanley Water Tower) Dexter Line.
Follow Dexter Line approximately 2 km. and turn right down gravel road at
Hawkes Cliff Farm, and follow gravel road to viewing area 

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