Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 185 1203 1203
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 5 45 45
Northern Harrier 3 5 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 12 32 32
Cooper's Hawk 4 37 37
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 22 184 184
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 9 359 359
Rough-legged Hawk 0 8 8
Golden Eagle 0 6 6
American Kestrel 0 9 9
Merlin 1 5 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 7 7
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours
Official Counter: Tim Foran
Many people attended and distanced responsibly.
Very light cloud cover, mild to warm temperatures but a gusty/windy day
which may have staunched the migration numbers today.
Mainly the flightline was very low.
Great Blue Herron, Male Harrier and three juvenile Bald Eagles.
Much as today's flight.
More site information at hawkcount.org: https://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=389
Hawk migration monitoring at the Beamer Memorial Conservation Area in
Grimsby, Ontario is conducted by the Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch (NPH). All
counting is done by volunteers. Not all members are counters nor does a
counter have to be a member. Typically one person is the designated counter
for each day but other observers present assist with the spotting and
identification. Counting is done from a steel observation tower with a
wooden floor. For wind protection on cold days, particularly in March, a
black plastic wind guard is installed around the tower's platform. This
platform easily accommodates ten people but on most busy days, no more than
five or six observers would be on it.
The site lies within a publicly accessible property owned by the Niagara
Peninsula Conservation Authority. There is no charge for admittance. The
tower stands in the centre of a mowed area with a gravel ring road near the
outer edge. This provides lots of room to park vehicles (along the road)
and set up lawn chairs, telescopes and cameras. Toilet facilities are
present. During the counting season, the NPH erect a counting board to
display seven day's worth of observation data for the public. The box
enclosing the sign contains brochures and silhouette sheets for the public
as well as bulletin boards with news and historical sighting records.
Directions to site:
To get to Beamer CA, take the QEW to Exit 71/72, follow Christie
St./Mountain St. to the top of the escarpment, turn right on Ridge Road
West, and go 1.6km to Quarry Rd. Turn right on Quarry Rd. and drive 100m to
the conservation area. Parking is normally available inside the park. If
parking at the entrance or on the roads, do NOT leave valuables in your
Please note: 1) Data in this report is not official until reviewed and finalized after the end of the season. ©2020 Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch.