114 Raptors at Wildcat Ridge, Hibernia, NJ, Sep. 29, 2013

Wildcat Ridge
Hibernia, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 29, 2013

Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 4 70 77
Bald Eagle 2 46 50
Northern Harrier 0 5 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 50 325 325
Cooper’s Hawk 4 43 43
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 5
Broad-winged Hawk 49 4311 4312
Red-tailed Hawk 0 3 3
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 35 35
Merlin 3 7 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Raptor 0 11 11
Total: 114 4862 4877

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Fred Vanderburgh
Observers: Gene, Kevin M, Tom G.

Visitors:
Visitors = 45

Weather:
Temperatue 63-72F, wind from the E-SE 3-7 MPH, great cloud cover 95-60%,
visibility 10 miles.

Raptor Observations:
A great hawkwatching sky, high cloud cover and plenty of clouds aided in
finding the migrants. BW’s came through unexpectedly in small groups or
solitary.

IBE started coming up the valley but decided to turn back north
(uncounted).

WBII & IBE @ 1:20(DST)

Several large kettles of BV’s (uncounted) one had 45 another had 25.

Non-raptor Observations:
Bluebirds settled in the trees in front if the watch.
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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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