Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Turkey Vulture 1 56 56
Osprey 0 1 1
Bald Eagle 1 17 17
Northern Harrier 2 29 29
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 15 15
Cooper's Hawk 0 5 5
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 1 93 93
Red-tailed Hawk 3 26 26
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 7 99 99
Merlin 1 7 7
Peregrine Falcon 1 5 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours
Official Counter: Hugh Kent
Observers: Liz Kent, Michelle Mastellotto
We thank today's observers and those interested in the ongoing Hawk Count.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, access to the top level of Hawk Tower is
limited to hawk counters and qualified observers only. The 2nd and lower
levels are open to the public practising COVID-19 safe precautions (social
distancing). Thank you for your understanding and involvement.
The day started cool at 18c, with wind light from the north-west and clear
skies. It gradually heated up to a high of 26c with the wind moving to the
south after midday. Cloud cover gradually increased throughout the day.
Clear with good visibility all day.
The majority of the sightings were in the middle two hours of the day.
Again very low numbers (18) but a good variety - all three falcons,
Red-tails, a sharp-shinned and a Broad-winged Hawk. One adult Bald Eagle
flew west at a significant height. American Kestrels were again the most
During the first two hours of the day the vegetation around the tower was
alive with Warblers, with an eventual total of 15 species at the end of the
day. Most numerous were Yellow-rumped warblers and there was a significant
fly over of warbler species. Cedar waxwing numbers remained good but fewer
hirundines and Goldfinches were recorded. Waterbird numbers in the marsh
remain stable. The checklist can be viewed at
Tomorrow's weather will be similar to today's but with wind from the south
west. Hopefully we will begin to see a start to the migration, tomorrow.
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Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at: