13 Raptors at Wildcat Ridge, NJ, Oct. 12, 2013

Wildcat Ridge
Hibernia, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 12, 2013

Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 0 0 1
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 1 78
Bald Eagle 0 3 53
Northern Harrier 0 5 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 9 46 371
Cooper’s Hawk 3 13 56
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 2 7
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 4312
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 4 39
Merlin 0 0 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 6
Unknown Raptor 0 0 11
Total: 13 78 4955

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Fred Vanderburgh
Observers: Tom G.

Visitors:
Visitors = 76 including the NJ Sierra Club. Most of the visitors were
curious about hawk watching and asked a lot of questions.

Weather:
Temperature 64-72F, breezy NE winds 5-15 mph, visibility 15 miles, variable
cloud cover 65-15%.

Raptor Observations:
A slow day for raptors. Not much was flying by the watch.

Non-raptor Observations:
No songbirds!
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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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