Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch (09 Sep 2021) 78 Raptors

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Sat, Sep 11, 2021 2:43 AM

Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch
Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 09, 2021

Species            Day's Count    Month Total  Season Total


Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              0              0              0
Osprey                      2            19            22
Bald Eagle                  5            27            29
Northern Harrier            4            47            52
Sharp-shinned Hawk          11            41            42
Cooper's Hawk                0              4              4
Northern Goshawk            0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk          19            425            425
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                0              0              0
American Kestrel            33            170            197
Merlin                      3              8              8
Peregrine Falcon            1              3              3
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon              0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor              0              0              0

Total:                      78            744            782

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end  time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter:        Chris Burris

Observers:

Visitors:
None reported. Thanks to Chris B for hanging in for the day to complete the
count.

Weather:
Temps ranged from 13C to 21C. The wind was generally a moderate NW, about
10 to 15 km/h with occasional gusts. The sky began as absolutely clear and
progressed to 80% coverage by the end of the count period.

Raptor Observations:
Small numbers but decent variety: American Kestrels and Broad-winged Hawks
led the charge. A single Peregrine Falcon was the next-to-last raptor
recorded. (Local Red-tailed Hawks and Turkey Vultures were not included in
the count.)

Non-raptor Observations:
Note that it was a 7 woodpecker day, with over 50 total non-raptor species
recorded!
Non-raptors included: Canada Goose, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull,
American Crow, Blue Jay, American Goldfinch, European Starling, Cedar
Waxwing, Mourning Dove, Song Sparrow, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Indigo
Bunting, Rock Pigeon, Barn Swallow, Chimney Swift, Red-bellied Woodpecker,
Pileated Woodpecker, Carolina Wren, House Wren, Common Yellowthroat,
Northern Cardinal, Cliff Swallow, Green Heron, Rose-breasted Grosbeak,
Blackpoll Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Eastern
Wood-Pewee, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Warbling Vireo, Northern Flicker, Downy
Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Black-and-White
Warbler, American Redstart, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Yellow-bellied
Sapsucker, Least Flycatcher, White-breasted Nuthatch, Red-eyed Vireo,
Red-winged Blackbird, Double-crested Cormorant, Northern Rough-winged
Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Common Nighthawk, Green
Heron, and Red-headed Woodpecker (x2).

Predictions:
Moderate NW winds and sun and cloud should bring a decent flight for
Friday.


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Report submitted by Dave Brown (thebrowns@ezlink.ca)
Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch information may be found at:
http://www.ezlink.ca/~thebrowns/HawkCliff/index.htm

More site information at hawkcount.org:  https://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=392

Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 09, 2021 ------------------------------------------------------------------- Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ ----------- -------------- -------------- Black Vulture 0 0 0 Turkey Vulture 0 0 0 Osprey 2 19 22 Bald Eagle 5 27 29 Northern Harrier 4 47 52 Sharp-shinned Hawk 11 41 42 Cooper's Hawk 0 4 4 Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0 Broad-winged Hawk 19 425 425 Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0 Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0 Golden Eagle 0 0 0 American Kestrel 33 170 197 Merlin 3 8 8 Peregrine Falcon 1 3 3 Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0 Unknown Buteo 0 0 0 Unknown Falcon 0 0 0 Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown Raptor 0 0 0 Total: 78 744 782 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Observation start time: 07:00:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total observation time: 10 hours Official Counter: Chris Burris Observers: Visitors: None reported. Thanks to Chris B for hanging in for the day to complete the count. Weather: Temps ranged from 13C to 21C. The wind was generally a moderate NW, about 10 to 15 km/h with occasional gusts. The sky began as absolutely clear and progressed to 80% coverage by the end of the count period. Raptor Observations: Small numbers but decent variety: American Kestrels and Broad-winged Hawks led the charge. A single Peregrine Falcon was the next-to-last raptor recorded. (Local Red-tailed Hawks and Turkey Vultures were not included in the count.) Non-raptor Observations: Note that it was a 7 woodpecker day, with over 50 total non-raptor species recorded! Non-raptors included: Canada Goose, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, American Crow, Blue Jay, American Goldfinch, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Mourning Dove, Song Sparrow, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Indigo Bunting, Rock Pigeon, Barn Swallow, Chimney Swift, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Carolina Wren, House Wren, Common Yellowthroat, Northern Cardinal, Cliff Swallow, Green Heron, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Blackpoll Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Warbling Vireo, Northern Flicker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Black-and-White Warbler, American Redstart, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Least Flycatcher, White-breasted Nuthatch, Red-eyed Vireo, Red-winged Blackbird, Double-crested Cormorant, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Common Nighthawk, Green Heron, and Red-headed Woodpecker (x2). Predictions: Moderate NW winds and sun and cloud should bring a decent flight for Friday. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Dave Brown (thebrowns@ezlink.ca) Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch information may be found at: http://www.ezlink.ca/~thebrowns/HawkCliff/index.htm More site information at hawkcount.org: https://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=392