[Ontbirds] Detroit River Hawk Watch (29 Sep 2015) 1 Raptors

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Tue Sep 29 17:13:28 EDT 2015


Detroit River Hawk Watch
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 29, 2015
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              1              1
Turkey Vulture               0           1126           1126
Osprey                       0             73             73
Bald Eagle                   0             85             85
Northern Harrier             0            279            279
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1           2797           2797
Cooper's Hawk                0             54             54
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0          72163          72163
Swainson's Hawk              0              1              1
Red-tailed Hawk              0            105            105
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             0            618            618
Merlin                       0             26             26
Peregrine Falcon             0             17             17
Unknown Accipiter            0              9              9
Unknown Buteo                0              5              5
Unknown Falcon               0              1              1
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0             20             20

Total:                       1          77381          77381
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Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 11:00:00 
Total observation time: 2 hours

Official Counter:        Jonathan Stein

Observers:        Andrew Sturgess, Rosemary Brady

Visitors:
1


Weather:
Persistent rain chased us away by noon.

Raptor Observations:
One wet sharpie twinkling in the rain.

Non-raptor Observations:
Blue Jay (100+), Yellow-rumped Warbler (5), Black-throated Green Warbler
(3), Blackpoll Warbler (3), American Redstart (1), Blue-headed Vireo (1),
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (1), Swainson's Thrush (1), Gadwall (1), Northern
Shoveler (2), Wood Duck (5), American Coot (3), Pied-billed Grebe (3),
Forster's Tern (5), Caspian Tern (3), Monarch (3)

Predictions:
Partly cloudy with cooler temps and strong north 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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