520 Raptors at Wildcat Ridge, Hibernia, NJ, Sep. 18, 2013

Wildcat Ridge
Hibernia, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2013

Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 3 50 57
Bald Eagle 2 29 33
Northern Harrier 0 3 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 18 166 166
Cooper’s Hawk 4 28 28
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 5
Broad-winged Hawk 488 4006 4007
Red-tailed Hawk 0 2 2
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 5 15 15
Merlin 0 4 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 8 8
Total: 520 4316 4331

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

Official Counter: Cliff Miles
Observers: Fred V., Richard K., Mike L, Tom G.
Visitors:
Visitors = 7 including Howie S and Rick M.

Weather:
Temperature 49-71F, wind from the E switching to N 5 mph, visibility 20
miles, cloud cover 0% (zero, none).

Raptor Observations:
Migrants started lift off @ 9:30 and we were able to see the BWs until
about noon, then we were not able to see many more.

ABE 10:45 and 14:55 (DST)

Non-raptor Observations:
Philadelphia Vireo.

Predictions:
Clear blue sky.
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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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