[Ontbirds] HSR: DRHW- Lake Erie Metropark (06 Nov 2011) 81 Raptors

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Mon Nov 7 15:11:53 EST 2011

DRHW- Lake Erie Metropark
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 06, 2011

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              15           1067          52501
Osprey                       0              0             85
Bald Eagle                   0              5            185
Northern Harrier             2             14            238
Sharp-shinned Hawk           6             66           5300
Cooper's Hawk                4             44            695
Northern Goshawk             0              5             16
Red-shouldered Hawk          1            162            366
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0         195858
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              5
Red-tailed Hawk             43           1184           3020
Rough-legged Hawk            1              5             13
Golden Eagle                 9             47            142
American Kestrel             0              2            664
Merlin                       0              1             21
Peregrine Falcon             0              2             20
Unknown Accipiter            0              4             60
Unknown Buteo                0             16             57
Unknown Falcon               0              2              5
Unknown Eagle                0              0              2
Unknown Raptor               0             13             37

Total:                      81           2639         259290

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        Jeff Schultz

Observers:        Jonathan Stein, Rodney Laura

Rosemary Brady, Rachel Schwartz, Jerry Jourdan, Sue Wright and Diana Dugall
stopped by.

Moderate temperatures with a slight breeze throughout. There was minimal
cloud cover in the morning and slightly more in the afternoon. Winds were
mostly out of the south.

Raptor Observations:
Another nine golden eagles! 

Non-raptor Observations:
Three cave swallows and two tree swallows were spotted early in the
morning. A dozen or so pine siskins were foraging in the trees near the
count site later in the day. Two more Monarchs were also noted.
Report submitted by Jonathan Stein (jonathanjstein at gmail.com)
SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark information may be found at:

Site Description:
The primary site used by the Detroit River Hawk Watch (a joint venture of
the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge and it's Friends group, the
International Wildlife Refuge Alliance) is the Boat Launch at Lake Erie
Metropark located approximately 20 miles south of Detroit, Michigan. A
secondary site, the Headquarters of Pointe Mouillee State Game Area is used
during certain wind conditions. When staffing is available, both sites can
be used at the same time. The season begins on the first day of September
and concludes on the final day of November. For details and directions, log
on to www.drhawkwatch.org

Directions to site:
Lake Erie Metropark:

>From I-75, exit at Huron River Drive (exit 27). Continue east on Huron
River Drive. Turn left on West Jefferson and proceed a few hundred yards to
the entrance of Lake Erie Metropark. After paying the entrance fee, follow
the signs to the Boat Launch.

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