41 Raptors at Wildcat Ridge, Hibernia, NJ, Oct. 5, 2013

Wildcat Ridge
Hibernia, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 05, 2013

Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 0 0 1
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 1 78
Bald Eagle 1 1 51
Northern Harrier 5 5 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 21 22 347
Cooper’s Hawk 8 8 51
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 6
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 4312
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 3 38
Merlin 0 0 8
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 3
Unknown Raptor 0 0 11
Total: 41 42 4919

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

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

Visitors:
Visitors = 36

Weather:
Temperature 66-78F, visibility 1-3 miles, cloud cover 100% decreasing to
30%, wind from the varying Nw-N-Ne 3-5 mph.

Early morning fog never really lifted and visibility on the horizon was
limited to 3 miles at best, while the sky overhead was clear for
observation.

Raptor Observations:
High elevation raptors all day. A good species mix to observe.

ABE @ 2:00 (DST)

Non-raptor Observations:
Many flickers flying about. Ladybug starting to appear as well as stink
bugs.
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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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