[Ontbirds] HSR: Detroit River Hawk Watch (18 Oct 2012) 1001 Raptors

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Fri Oct 19 18:10:50 EDT 2012


Detroit River Hawk Watch
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 18, 2012
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture             977          28127          31875
Osprey                       0             14             66
Bald Eagle                   0             54            175
Northern Harrier             1             50            182
Sharp-shinned Hawk          14           1255           2885
Cooper's Hawk                0             79            216
Northern Goshawk             0              0              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             61             79
Broad-winged Hawk            0              4          40923
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              3
Red-tailed Hawk              7            297            483
Rough-legged Hawk            0              1              1
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             0            118            490
Merlin                       0              6             27
Peregrine Falcon             2             11             27
Unknown Accipiter            0             14             34
Unknown Buteo                0              6             20
Unknown Falcon               0              0              1
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0             25             61

Total:                    1001          30123          77550
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter:        Jonathan Stein

Observers:        Andrew Sturgess, Raburn Howland

Visitors:
None


Weather:
Rain shut us down for much of the morning. In the afternoon, things cleared
up nicely. The wind was out of the south at first, progressively shifting
toward the west.

Raptor Observations:
Two Peregrine Falcons were seen in quick succession once the rain came to a
halt. Turkey Vultures were moving consistently throughout the afternoon.  

Non-raptor Observations:
Nothing of note
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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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