19 Raptors at Wildcat Ridge, Hibernia, NJ, Sep. 28, 2013

Wildcat Ridge
Hibernia, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 28, 2013

Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 66 73
Bald Eagle 0 44 48
Northern Harrier 0 5 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 10 275 275
Cooper’s Hawk 6 39 39
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 5
Broad-winged Hawk 0 4262 4263
Red-tailed Hawk 0 3 3
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 33 33
Merlin 0 4 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Raptor 0 11 11
Total: 19 4748 4763

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Cliff Miles
Observers: Fred V., Gene, Kevin M, Tom G.

Visitors:
Visitors = 49 including “The Women’s Club of Denville-Rockaway lead by our
friend Barbara McClosky. Howies S, Rosemary and Martin joined to help spot
migrants.

Weather:
Temperature 52-72F, 30% cloud cover, visibility 20 miles, light wind 5-10
MPH from the E -NE. Morning hours were cloudless.

Raptor Observations:
A slow start due to the cloudless sky. By the time the clouds rolled in the
migrants were at very high altitudes.

Non-raptor Observations:
Blue birds and waxwings.
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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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