[Ontbirds]HSR: Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch (13 Oct 2007) 1092 Raptors

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Sun Oct 14 00:10:34 EDT 2007

Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch
Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 13, 2007

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture             877           8256           8498
Osprey                       0             19            204
Bald Eagle                   6             54            299
Northern Harrier            35            438           1670
Sharp-shinned Hawk         123           3546          12992
Cooper's Hawk                0            154            343
Northern Goshawk             2              8              8
Red-shouldered Hawk          6            136            137
Broad-winged Hawk            0              6          41017
Red-tailed Hawk             27            525            576
Rough-legged Hawk            0              1              1
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            12            665           4367
Merlin                       4             34            226
Peregrine Falcon             0            105            135
Unknown                                     5             14

Total:                    1092          13952          70487

Observation start time: 06:30:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Su Ross-Redmond

Observers:        Jason McGuire, Mark Cunningham, Shay Redmond

Just a bit of cloud today...and still nice cool temps with a high of 12 C.
Winds were moderate to strong initially from the WNW and then W.

Raptor Observations:
A total of 1,092 birds today...mostly TV's (again) with 877 and Sharpies
with 123. Another 35 Harriers today with almost half (15) being adult
males. A couple more Northern Goshawks.

Non-raptor Observations:

Sunday still looks good....predicted moderate NW winds and broken cloud
with mainly sun in the afternoon.
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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