316 Raptors at Wildcat Ridge, Hibernia, NJ, Sep. 14, 2013

Wildcat Ridge
Hibernia, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 14, 2013

Species Day Month Season
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 10 27 34
Bald Eagle 3 13 17
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 15 60 60
Cooper’s Hawk 1 8 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 5
Broad-winged Hawk 282 463 464
Red-tailed Hawk 0 2 2
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 6 6
Merlin 2 2 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2
Total: 316 590 605

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter: Cliff Miles

Observers: Ed and Bonnie G., Fred V., Kevin W., Richard K., Mike L,
Rick S., Pete W., Tom G., Nora O.

Visitors:
Visitors = 33. It was good to see old friends come up.

Weather:
Temperature 50-63F, wind from the N-NW 5-10 mph, visibility 30 miles (very
clear), 70% cloud cover.

Raptor Observations:
Another great day for BWs and OS. Several kettles of BWs in the early
afternoon and then in late afternoon.

ABE @ 9:05 and 10:35 (DST) IMBE @ 13:20 (DST).

Non-raptor Observations:
Song birds of various species passing by on the move south. Black throated
Green, Redstart, Magnolia, Chestnut sided, Blackburnian, Black/White
warblers. Scarlet Tanager (M/F), Swifts and Swallows.
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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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