[Ontbirds]HSR: Holiday Beach (12 Sep 2008) Raptors

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Fri Sep 12 20:09:36 EDT 2008

Holiday Beach
Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 12, 2008

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               0              3              3
Osprey                       0              3              3
Bald Eagle                   0              8              8
Northern Harrier             0              5              5
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             50             50
Cooper's Hawk                0              5              5
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              6              6
Red-tailed Hawk              0              9              9
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0             20             20
Merlin                       0              2              2
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                       0            112            112

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

Official Counter:        Bob Pettit

Observers:        Bob Collins, Claude Radley, David Sheldon, David Webb,
                  Jim McCoy

David Webb- Lexington, MI; David Sheldon - Port Huron, MI; Bob Collins -
Dexter, MI. 
Thanks for your company and help.

Disappointing! Foggy, sprinkles about 10:30 AM EST, 21.6-23.7 C, Wind max
at 5 mph from S to SSW. Visibility 0.4-1.0 KM, Relative Humidity
89.0%-95.1%, 100% cloud cover.

Raptor Observations:
Resident BE imm with 3 of them on single dead tree in marsh. Local OS
before 9 AM. Unknown Large Accipiter going east - not counted.

Non-raptor Observations:
Cormorant, GB Heron, G Egret, B-c N Heron, M Swan, C Goose, Mallard, Sora,
C Moorhen, Killdeer, L Yellowlegs, R-b Gull, R Pigeon, C Swift, B
Kingfisher, D Woodpecker, Empidonax sp., T Swallow, B-c Chickadee, C. Wren,
B-g Gnatcatcher, G Catbird, R-e Vireo, Warblers: Nashville, Magnolia, B-t
Green, B-&-W, Redstart, Yellowthroat, Wilson's., R-b Grosbeak, C Grackle.

Festivals for 2008 begin Saturday and Sunday. See www.erca.org for
Rain is forecast in various amounts. 
Bring rain gear and enjoy the migration with HBMO members and visitors. 
Many activities are planned for indoors.
No food is available this weekend. 
Pelee Wings Nature Store is planning to set up their birding ware under
the big tent.
See you at the Tower.
Report submitted by Bob Pettit (redknot at earthlink.net)
Holiday Beach Migration Observatory information may be found at:

Directions to site:
Entering Canada from Detroit at the Ambassador Bridge:
After Canadian Customs, stay left 50 yards, passing over the railroad
You are now on Huron Church Road leading to Highway 401 and Highway 3.
Continue east 3.8 miles to the intersection with Todd and Cabana roads. Go
through the intersection, staying to the right. In less than 100 yards the
main road splits; 401 and 3 continue to the left as the main road and Huron
Church narrows and angles to the right. Follow Huron Church right for 0.5
miles to Disputed Road. After anglign a right turn onto Disputed Road,
travel south. At 4 miles Disputed Road intersects with Townline Road, and
the name changes to Concession 5. Continue south 5 miles and Concession 5
"T"'s with South Townline Road. Turn left and travel east 0.2 miles,
turning right (south) onto Concession 6. Continue south for 3.4 miles to
the intersection with Highway 20 at Malden Centre in the town of
Amherstburg. There is a restaurant/convenience/gas store on the southeast
corner of the intersection. Go through the intersection south onto Route 50
for 1.3 miles. The entrance to the Holiday Beach Conservation Area is on
the right. Pay entry fee and continue to the Hawk Tower at the south end of
the park. Park vehicle and walk to the tower.

West bound on Routes 401 and 3

Howard Avenue, Route 9, intersects Routes 401 and 3 east of Windsor. Take
Howard Avenue south to Highway 20 ("T"'s) and turn left (west) traveling to
Malden Centre in the town of Amherstburg. A restaurant/convenience/gas
store is on the left. Turn left (south) on to Route 50 for 1.3 miles; the
entrance to HBCA is on the right. 

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