Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Turkey Vulture 1 55 55
Osprey 1 1 1
Bald Eagle 4 16 16
Northern Harrier 0 27 27
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 14 14
Cooper's Hawk 1 5 5
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 92 92
Red-tailed Hawk 3 23 23
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 23 92 92
Merlin 0 6 6
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 4
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: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours
Official Counter: Jacob Stasso
Observers: Hugh Kent, Liz Kent
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.
Temperatures were low compared to prior days, with daily high fluctuating
around 20 degrees. Clouds were also consistently present throughout the
day. Winds were a constant North-westerly.
More raptors reported then past hawk watch days with notable occurrences of
American Kestrel, Red-Tailed Hawks, Bald Eagles, and Sharp-Shinned. Numbers
in all species are still relatively low. Resident raptors were also present
throughout the day.
Day consisted of large movements of Purple Martin (200+), Chimney Swift
(90), and American Goldfinch (approx. 120). Songbirds around tower were not
active until wind reached a calm state towards the end of the day. A
diverse array of Warblers are still present. Monarch numbers have increased
as compared to previous days but are not at huge numbers.
Winds tomorrow are expected to start off North-Westerly with a gradual
shift to westerly and then south-westerly by the afternoon. Hopefully the
northerly wind components promote raptor movement within the morning before
it shifts south.
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