[Ontbirds]HSR: Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch (07 Oct 2007) 381 Raptors

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Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch
Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 07, 2007
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0             18            260
Osprey                       3             15            200
Bald Eagle                   0             19            264
Northern Harrier            10            156           1388
Sharp-shinned Hawk         311           1153          10599
Cooper's Hawk                7             41            230
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              2              3
Broad-winged Hawk            0              1          41012
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0             51
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            48            186           3888
Merlin                       1             20            212
Peregrine Falcon             0             95            125
Unknown                                                    9

Total:                     381           1706          58241
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 13:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Lyon

Observers:        Derek Lyon, Keith Sealy, Su Ross-Redmond, Wayne Parnall

Visitors:
A few visitors again today including one gentleman from Manchester U.K.


Weather:
No cloud cover today and light E to SE winds. Hazy again with continued
above seasonal temp to 23 C.

Raptor Observations:
Not a bad flight given the winds and warm weather...a total of 381 birds
tallied. One of the highlights was a single juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk.
Also a few more Osprey (3) and Cooper's Hawks (7).

Non-raptor Observations:

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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


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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