Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch (19 Sep 2022) 213 Raptors

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Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch
Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2022

Species            Day's Count    Month Total  Season Total


Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              0              0              0
Osprey                      0            53            55
Bald Eagle                  1            26            26
Northern Harrier            14            185            185
Sharp-shinned Hawk          76            758            761
Cooper's Hawk                0            18            18
Northern Goshawk            0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk          37          17916          17916
Red-tailed Hawk              0              7              7
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                0              0              0
American Kestrel            79            763            772
Merlin                      6            46            47
Peregrine Falcon            0              9              9
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:                    213          19781          19796

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end  time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Chris Burris

Observers:

Visitors:
a steady stream throughout the day

Weather:
A quick band of rain passed through about 30 minutes before count
commenced. Alternating bands of dun and heavy cloud throughout the day. The
site appeared to be in a wind tension zone wherein it was WSW down low and
WNW higher up for most of the day, only shifting toward a more productive
NW during the last couple of hours of the count.

Raptor Observations:
Pretty sparse until 2pm or so when the wind picked up a consistent N
component low and high.

Non-raptor Observations:
Please see eBird checklist for full species breakdown:
https://ebird.org/checklist/S119062372

Predictions:
WNW-NW with sun and clouds are forecast until early afternoon when the wind
is expected to shift to something more southerly. Expect better numbers if
it's drier early.


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Report submitted by Chris Burris (ravenrunninghome@gmail.com)
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 19, 2022 ------------------------------------------------------------------- Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ ----------- -------------- -------------- Black Vulture 0 0 0 Turkey Vulture 0 0 0 Osprey 0 53 55 Bald Eagle 1 26 26 Northern Harrier 14 185 185 Sharp-shinned Hawk 76 758 761 Cooper's Hawk 0 18 18 Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0 Broad-winged Hawk 37 17916 17916 Red-tailed Hawk 0 7 7 Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0 Golden Eagle 0 0 0 American Kestrel 79 763 772 Merlin 6 46 47 Peregrine Falcon 0 9 9 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: 213 19781 19796 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total observation time: 8 hours Official Counter: Chris Burris Observers: Visitors: a steady stream throughout the day Weather: A quick band of rain passed through about 30 minutes before count commenced. Alternating bands of dun and heavy cloud throughout the day. The site appeared to be in a wind tension zone wherein it was WSW down low and WNW higher up for most of the day, only shifting toward a more productive NW during the last couple of hours of the count. Raptor Observations: Pretty sparse until 2pm or so when the wind picked up a consistent N component low and high. Non-raptor Observations: Please see eBird checklist for full species breakdown: https://ebird.org/checklist/S119062372 Predictions: WNW-NW with sun and clouds are forecast until early afternoon when the wind is expected to shift to something more southerly. Expect better numbers if it's drier early. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Chris Burris (ravenrunninghome@gmail.com) 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