[Ontbirds] Detroit River Hawk Watch (14 Nov 2016) 35 Raptors

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Mon Nov 14 23:08:33 EST 2016


Detroit River Hawk Watch
Brownstown, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 14, 2016
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              21           1995          38483
Osprey                       0              0             23
Bald Eagle                   0             12            136
Northern Harrier             1             26            363
Sharp-shinned Hawk           4             98           4446
Cooper's Hawk                2             41            152
Northern Goshawk             0              1              3
Red-shouldered Hawk          0            121            433
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0          17529
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              5           1101           2840
Rough-legged Hawk            1             13             18
Golden Eagle                 0             46             74
American Kestrel             0              4            551
Merlin                       0              2             39
Peregrine Falcon             0              0             28
Unknown Accipiter            0              2              7
Unknown Buteo                0              6             62
Unknown Falcon               0              0              2
Unknown Eagle                0              2              3
Unknown Raptor               1              2             14

Total:                      35           3472          65206
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Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter:        Natalie Cypher

Observers:        Andrew Sturgess, Patrick Mulawa, Rosemary Brady

Visitors:
No additional visitors, just the regular crew.


Weather:
Weather was pleasant, with light SW winds.  Skies were partly cloudy. 
However, conditions were not great for migrating hawks.

Raptor Observations:
Very slow day.  Only 35 total raptors, 21 of them Turkey Vultures.  A few
Cooper's, Sharp-shined, Red-tailed Hawks, and a single Northern Harrier and
Rough-legged Hawk.

Non-raptor Observations:
Bonaparte's Gulls were pretty active hunting throughout the day.

Predictions:
Unfortunately tomorrow's conditions will be similar, so few migrants would
be expected, like today.  
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Report submitted by Detroit River Hawk Watch (greg_norwood at fws.gov)
Detroit River Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.drhawkwatch.org 






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