[Ontbirds] HSR: Detroit River Hawk Watch (27 Oct 2014) 325 Raptors

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Mon Oct 27 18:10:14 EDT 2014


Detroit River Hawk Watch
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 27, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture             123          62198          65414
Osprey                       0             12             56
Bald Eagle                   3             71            236
Northern Harrier             3             95            300
Sharp-shinned Hawk          42           1579           4397
Cooper's Hawk               17            192            391
Northern Goshawk             0              3              3
Red-shouldered Hawk         22            436            437
Broad-winged Hawk            0            169         184858
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              4
Red-tailed Hawk            107           2079           2373
Rough-legged Hawk            0             10             10
Golden Eagle                 4             45             45
American Kestrel             1            103            561
Merlin                       0             12             43
Peregrine Falcon             0             28             47
Unknown Accipiter            1             12             26
Unknown Buteo                1             15             23
Unknown Falcon               0              2              4
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1             15             32

Total:                     325          67076         259260
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter:        Jonathan Stein

Observers:        Andrew Sturgess, John Elliott, Patrick Mulawa

Visitors:
4


Weather:
Overcast skies cleared as the day progressed, leaving us with nothing but
blue by the late afternoon. The wind was light to moderate and out of the
southwest at first, shifting more easterly later.

Raptor Observations:
Red-tailed and Red-shouldered hawks continued to drift by. Accipiters were
heard from in good numbers for the date. But other species were mostly
quiet, especially after the wind shifted to the east and southeast later in
the day.

Non-raptor Observations:
American Crow (3000+), American Robin (40+), Common Loon (2), Tundra Swan
(50+), 

Predictions:
Cloudy with moderate west wind and a 70 percent chance of rain.
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Report submitted by Jonathan Stein (steinjj19 at gmail.com)
Detroit River Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.drhawkwatch.org 


Site Description:
The Detroit River Hawk Watch (a joint venture of the Detroit River
International Wildlife Refuge and its Friends group, the International
Wildlife Refuge Alliance) is the Boat Launch at Lake Erie Metropark located
approximately 20 miles south of Detroit, Michigan. The location is at the
mouth of the Detroit River as it enters Lake Erie.

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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