[Ontbirds]Toronto - High Park Raptor Watch Oct. 20 - 26

High Park Raptor Watch hprw2006-hawks at yahoo.ca
Sun Oct 26 21:53:36 EDT 2008


This is an official posting from the High Park Hawk Watch.
 
Station: High Park, Toronto, Ontario
View Period: October 20 - 26, 2008
Station coordinator: Don Barnett
Counters: D. Barnett, R. Carswell, C. Harte, M. Kelch, N. McHugh, N. Murr, D. Peuramaki, H. Shapiro, D. Woods
GTRW Webmasters: A. Hampton & D. Woods
 
 
This past week was quite slow with unfavorable wind directions for observing hawks at High Park Raptor Watch. This week we observed hawks for only 1 and half days total.
 
Our totals for the past week and the year so far are:
 
 
Species                 Oct.20 – 26          Year to Date
Turkey Vulture................44................1859.....
Osprey.........................-..................56.....
Bald Eagle.....................1..................40.....
Northern Harrier...............-..................38.....
Sharp-Shinned Hawk............14................1067.....
Cooper's Hawk..................1..................53.....
Northern Goshawk...............-...................-.....
Red-shouldered Hawk............2...................9.....
Broad-winged Hawk..............-................2643.....
Red-tailed Hawk..............110.................384.....
Rough-legged Hawk..............2...................3.....
Golden Eagle...................6..................11.....
American Kestrel...............1.................184.....
Merlin.........................-..................10.....
Peregrine Falcon...............-..................20.....
Unidentified...................3.................109.....
 
Total........................184................6466.....
 
 
High Park Site Description
 
High Park is a 400 acre wooded park dominated by a Black Oak Savannah located just west of Downtown Toronto near Keele and Bloor. The park is operated by the City of Toronto Parks Department.
 
The Count site (Hawk Hill) is located on a small hill
at the north end of the Grenadier Restaurant parking lot. It is located about 1.5km (1 mile) north of Lake Ontario, at an elevation of 110 metres above sea level and 38 metres above Lake Ontario. The site location is N 43 degrees 37 minutes 03.8 seconds, W 79 degrees 28 minutes 56.5 seconds. This station is at the highest point and near the centre of the park; a steep slope that descends to a large pond is immediately west of the station. Full time counts have been recorded here since 1993.
 
The following are partners in our raptor migration monitoring in the Greater Toronto Region: City of Toronto Parks and Culture Department, Toronto Ornithological Club, and Local Naturalist's Clubs.
 
More information including a summary of our past observations is available at:
 
http://www.torontobirding.ca/gtrw/
 
Observations for this season are not yet available.
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Howard Shapiro
email: hprw2006-hawks at yahoo.ca
 


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