[Ontbirds] HSR: Detroit River Hawk Watch (01 Nov 2014) 920 Raptors

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Sat Nov 1 20:11:45 EDT 2014


Detroit River Hawk Watch
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 01, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture             716            716          68273
Osprey                       0              0             56
Bald Eagle                   5              5            250
Northern Harrier             4              4            308
Sharp-shinned Hawk          31             31           4502
Cooper's Hawk                9              9            411
Northern Goshawk             0              0              3
Red-shouldered Hawk         13             13            579
Broad-winged Hawk            2              2         184861
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              4
Red-tailed Hawk            136            136           2937
Rough-legged Hawk            2              2             12
Golden Eagle                 1              1             52
American Kestrel             0              0            561
Merlin                       0              0             43
Peregrine Falcon             0              0             47
Unknown Accipiter            1              1             28
Unknown Buteo                0              0             25
Unknown Falcon               0              0              4
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0             32

Total:                     920            920         262988
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter:        Don Sherwood

Observers:        Andrew Sturgess

Visitors:
15+


Weather:
Clear skies, cool temps and strong north wind.

Raptor Observations:
Red-tailed Hawks were on the march once again. And this time a couple
Rough-legged Hawks decided to tag along, one of which came in close for
some great looks. Two more straggling Broad-winged Hawks were also added.

Non-raptor Observations:
Tundra Swan (18), American Crow (4000+), Bonaparte's Gull (7)

Predictions:
Mostly sunny with moderate west wind.
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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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