[Ontbirds]HSR: Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch (25 Nov 2007) 24 Raptors

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Mon Nov 26 22:11:28 EST 2007

Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch
Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 25, 2007

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               3            914          21312
Osprey                       0              0            209
Bald Eagle                   0             29            396
Northern Harrier             2            105           2108
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1            226          16643
Cooper's Hawk                0            133            633
Northern Goshawk             0              8             31
Red-shouldered Hawk          0            490           1131
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0          41018
Red-tailed Hawk             15           7648          10996
Rough-legged Hawk            0             26             36
Golden Eagle                 3             75            139
American Kestrel             0              5           4431
Merlin                       0              7            265
Peregrine Falcon             0              0            148
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              3
Unknown Buteo                0              0              7
Unknown Falcon               0              0              2
Unknown Eagle                0              1              1
Unknown Raptor               0              0              6

Total:                      24           9667          99515

Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 13:00:00 
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter:        Colin Horstead

Observers:        Dave Verkley, Keith Sealy, Mary Carnahan, Phil Waggett,
                  Ronnie Goodhand

Dirk and Truly Siegers from Kitchener.

A very pleasant day to start with light W ans WSW winds...cool temps...and
not a cloud in the sky. Wind picked up to moderate WSW and the temp got to

Raptor Observations:
A total of just 24 birds today...but that included another 3 Golden Eagles
which gives us 139 for 2007 ...just shy of the 1-year record count of 146
from 2006.

Non-raptor Observations:

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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