Holiday Beach Hawk Watch (22 Sep 2022) 18446 Raptors

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Thu, Sep 22, 2022 10:55 PM

Holiday Beach Hawk Watch
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 22, 2022

Species            Day's Count    Month Total  Season Total


Turkey Vulture              77            214            214
Osprey                      0              7              7
Bald Eagle                  36            138            138
Northern Harrier            22            167            168
Sharp-shinned Hawk        297          1951          1951
Cooper's Hawk                3            53            54
Northern Goshawk            0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk        17436          22569          22569
Red-tailed Hawk              2            67            67
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                0              0              0
American Kestrel          562          1185          1185
Merlin                      3            49            49
Peregrine Falcon            8            31            31
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

Total:                  18446          26431          26433

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end  time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter:        Hugh Kent, Nicole Shangi

Observers:        Chip Ogglesby, Hugh Kent, Isenhoff, Cindy, Klekner, Olga,
Liz Kent, Padbury, Karen

Visitors:
We thank all our wonderful visitors and observers today including Olga,
Karen, Noel, Cindy, Chip, John, and the group from Ojibway Nature Centre
lead by Karen Cedar. We really needed all hands on deck today!

Weather:
We could not have asked for a better day on the tower today. The
temperatures dropped significantly making it much more pleasant on the
tower. The wind was very strong and northerly all day bringing in masses of
hawks.

Raptor Observations:
HUGE migration of broad-winged hawks today. There were rivers of
broad-wings in the sky. It was so amazing to see the hawks in good numbers
today after we thought their migration was nearing the end. The weather
played a huge role in their appearance today. There were also many harriers
in the morning and kestrels and sharpies flying over all day. A good amount
of peregrines and bald eagles as well!

Non-raptor Observations:
There weren't many non-raptor species seen today, as we were busy counting
hawks and the strong winds probably kept many away. We had a pair of
sandhill cranes fly over the marsh multiple times today which was a treat.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S119210321

Predictions:
Tomorrow looks like another beautiful day, and although getting late for
broad-wings, we hope to see more large numbers tomorrow. If the wind is
northerly, tomorrow would be a day I recommend a visit to the tower!


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Report submitted by Nicole Shangi (nicole.shangi@outlook.com)
Holiday Beach Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://hbmo.ca/

More site information at hawkcount.org:  https://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=100
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo -  Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/hbmo/hbmo-hawk-watch-fall-2022

Holiday Beach Hawk Watch Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 22, 2022 ------------------------------------------------------------------- Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ ----------- -------------- -------------- Turkey Vulture 77 214 214 Osprey 0 7 7 Bald Eagle 36 138 138 Northern Harrier 22 167 168 Sharp-shinned Hawk 297 1951 1951 Cooper's Hawk 3 53 54 Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0 Broad-winged Hawk 17436 22569 22569 Red-tailed Hawk 2 67 67 Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0 Golden Eagle 0 0 0 American Kestrel 562 1185 1185 Merlin 3 49 49 Peregrine Falcon 8 31 31 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 Total: 18446 26431 26433 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Observation start time: 07:00:00 Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total observation time: 9 hours Official Counter: Hugh Kent, Nicole Shangi Observers: Chip Ogglesby, Hugh Kent, Isenhoff, Cindy, Klekner, Olga, Liz Kent, Padbury, Karen Visitors: We thank all our wonderful visitors and observers today including Olga, Karen, Noel, Cindy, Chip, John, and the group from Ojibway Nature Centre lead by Karen Cedar. We really needed all hands on deck today! Weather: We could not have asked for a better day on the tower today. The temperatures dropped significantly making it much more pleasant on the tower. The wind was very strong and northerly all day bringing in masses of hawks. Raptor Observations: HUGE migration of broad-winged hawks today. There were rivers of broad-wings in the sky. It was so amazing to see the hawks in good numbers today after we thought their migration was nearing the end. The weather played a huge role in their appearance today. There were also many harriers in the morning and kestrels and sharpies flying over all day. A good amount of peregrines and bald eagles as well! Non-raptor Observations: There weren't many non-raptor species seen today, as we were busy counting hawks and the strong winds probably kept many away. We had a pair of sandhill cranes fly over the marsh multiple times today which was a treat. https://ebird.org/checklist/S119210321 Predictions: Tomorrow looks like another beautiful day, and although getting late for broad-wings, we hope to see more large numbers tomorrow. If the wind is northerly, tomorrow would be a day I recommend a visit to the tower! ======================================================================== Report submitted by Nicole Shangi (nicole.shangi@outlook.com) Holiday Beach Hawk Watch information may be found at: http://hbmo.ca/ More site information at hawkcount.org: https://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=100 Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at: https://dunkadoo.org/explore/hbmo/hbmo-hawk-watch-fall-2022