2,057 Raptors at Wildcat Ridge, Hibernia, NJ, Sep. 16, 2013

Wildcat Ridge
Hibernia, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2013

Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 8 43 50
Bald Eagle 6 22 26
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 28 133 133
Cooper’s Hawk 1 18 18
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 5
Broad-winged Hawk 2011 3285 3286
Red-tailed Hawk 0 2 2
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 10 10
Merlin 0 3 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 3 6 6
Total: 2057 3529 3544

Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9.25 hours

Official Counter: Pete Wilner

Observers: Cliff M., Richard K.,Ed G., Fred V., Mike L, Rick S.,
Stan G., Gary H., Bonnie G.

Visitors:
Visitors = 10 including Janet, Evelyn and Jeff.

Weather:
Temperature 57-68F, variable cloud cover 100-30-100%, visibility variable
5-35 miles, wind from the SW @ 5 mph.

Light rain in the morning giving way to clear skies that then clouded up
and stalled.

Raptor Observations:
Slow start with a few groups of BWs. When the sun broke through so did the
BWs with several kettles from 11-2:30 (DST). The fight shut down when the
cloud cover returned to 100%. Several late day (5PM DST) and low altitude
kettles of BWs brought us another 400+ migrants.

Non-raptor Observations:
Several songbird species, Gold Finch, Tanager, Raven, Black Throated Green,
Red Eyed Vireo, catbird, Cedar Waxwings and blue birds.
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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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