63 Broad-winged Hawks at Wildcat Ridge, Apr. 13, 2013

Wildcat Ridge
Hibernia, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 13, 2013

Species Day Month Season
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 6 9 9
Bald Eagle 3 3 4
Northern Harrier 1 1 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 8 15
Cooper’s Hawk 1 3 9
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 6
Broad-winged Hawk 63 63 63
Red-tailed Hawk 1 8 37
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 2 3
Total: 82 97 148

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Fred Vanderburgh
Observers: Kevin W, Mike L., Nora O., Tom G.
Visitors = 20

Weather:
Temperature 46-56F,Winds from the NW 5-10 with occasional gusting to 15
mph. Visibility 7 miles, variable cloud cover of 90-60%. Lite drizzle in
the morning.

Raptor Observations:
We have been awaiting the arrival of the BW’s and today was the day, they
finally arrived.

The day started with two Immature BE’s (11:30 DST) followed by the start
of the BW’s coming through at high altitudes. ABE spotted (12@0 DST) then
more BW’s with an Osprey.

Small groups of BW’s 3-7 each group.

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven
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Report submitted by Fred Vanderburgh
Wildcat Ridge – New Jersey information may be found at:
http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/wldcthwk.htm

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