[Ontbirds]HSR: Beamer Conservation Area (11 May 2008) 42 Raptors

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Sun May 11 20:05:19 EDT 2008


Beamer Conservation Area
Grimsby, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: May 11, 2008
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              1
Turkey Vulture              17             77           5655
Osprey                       1              4             48
Bald Eagle                   1              4             63
Northern Harrier             4             11            164
Sharp-shinned Hawk           7            224           2487
Cooper's Hawk                1              6            132
Northern Goshawk             0              1              5
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0            637
Broad-winged Hawk            2             34           2961
Red-tailed Hawk              5             60           2232
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0             60
Golden Eagle                 4              5             13
American Kestrel             0              3            114
Merlin                       0              1             10
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              7
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              8
Unknown Buteo                0              3             35
Unknown Falcon               0              0              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              1
Unknown Raptor               0              3             36

Total:                      42            436          14672
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter:        John Stevens

Observers:        Brian Hawthorne, Derrick Lyon, Jennifer Lyon

Visitors:
Jalata and Voytek Chalas of Burlington, several family groups


Weather:
Initially partly sunny becoming 100% thin cloud by 0800 EST, which
gradually thickened during the day.  Rain moved in around 1445 EST.

Raptor Observations:
One-day record for GE in May at Beamer with 4.  
Very pale immature buteo recorded as a Red-tailed Hawk but may have been a
Krider's. 

Non-raptor Observations:
37 non-raptor species recorded from the tower without any sign of an oriole
or tanager.  Black flies becoming numerous.

Predictions:
Rain forecast
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Report submitted by John Stevens ()
Beamer Conservation Area, Grimsby, ON information may be found at:
http://www.hwcn.org/link/niaghawk/


Site Description:
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. 

Directions to site:
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.

Please note: Data in this report is not official until reviewed and finalized after the end of the season. © 2008 Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch




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