[Ontbirds] HSR: Detroit River Hawk Watch (16 Sep 2012) 32 Raptors

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Sun Sep 16 18:09:32 EDT 2012


Detroit River Hawk Watch
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2012
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               5            270            270
Osprey                       0             37             37
Bald Eagle                   0             46             46
Northern Harrier             1             48             48
Sharp-shinned Hawk          20            540            540
Cooper's Hawk                0             29             29
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0           1489           1489
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0             37             37
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             5            242            242
Merlin                       0              9              9
Peregrine Falcon             1              6              6
Unknown Accipiter            0              8              8
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              6              6

Total:                      32           2767           2767
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Jonathan Stein

Observers:        Andrew Sturgess, Frank Kitakis

Visitors:
More than 100 people stopped by on our second and final day of Hawk Fest
2012.


Weather:
Another day that was sunny and clear throughout. The temperatures were
mostly in the 70s and the wind, when present, was mostly out of the
southwest.

Raptor Observations:
The skies were all but empty. Not a broadwing to be seen.

Non-raptor Observations:
A Greater Yellowlegs was heard early in the morning. 

Predictions:
Sunny with highs in the upper 70s and strong wind out of the south. Expect
similar results as today. 
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Report submitted by Jonathan Stein (jonathanjstein at gmail.com)
SMRR- Lake Erie Metropark information may be found at:
http://www.drhawkwatch.org 


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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