[Ontbirds] Holiday Beach Conservation Area (15 Sep 2018) 1333 Raptors

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Sat Sep 15 23:43:14 EDT 2018


Holiday Beach Conservation Area
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2018
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Turkey Vulture               7            277            277
Osprey                       0              1              1
Bald Eagle                   6             17             17
Northern Harrier             4             23             23
Sharp-shinned Hawk         120            133            133
Cooper's Hawk                3              4              4
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1              1
Broad-winged Hawk         1150           1177           1177
Red-tailed Hawk              3              4              4
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            40            104            104
Merlin                       0              2              2
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              1              1
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                    1333           1745           1745
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Observation start time: 08:30:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter:        Dorothy McLeer

Observers:        Dave Martin, Donny Moore, Jim McCoy, John Winebrenner,
                  Matt Branigan, none

Visitors:
This was the first day of our 2018 Hawk Festival. We had many folks
visiting the area enjoying the nature walks, bird demonstrations, hawk
identification, photography discussions, vendors, and bird adoptions.
Sunday will be a wonderful day to come out and enjoy similar activities.
Thanks to all the volunteers, hotdog cooks, food servers, and vendors of
many stripes.


Weather:
Very HOT on the Tower and muggy all over.
Wind was NE early and ended South. 

Raptor Observations:
Broad-wings finally were above 1,000 followers by Sharp-shinneds and
Kestrels.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Tern-2, Kingfisher-1, Blue Jay-1,248, Cedar Waxwing-3, House
finch-20, Goldfinch-100, Red-winged blackbird-5.

Monarch Butterfly-777.

Predictions:
Same weather as today with more hawks to observe.
Remember 9 am to 3 pm. Come one and all.

Cheers,Bob Pettit, HBMO Hawk Migration Chair
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Report submitted by Bob Pettit (redknot at earthlink.net)
Holiday Beach Conservation Area information may be found at:
http://hbmo.ca/


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