62 Raptors at Wildcat Ridge, NJ, Oct. 19, 2013

Wildcat Ridge
Hibernia, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 19, 2013

Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 0 0 1
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 3 4 81
Bald Eagle 3 7 57
Northern Harrier 0 5 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 43 99 424
Cooper’s Hawk 5 20 63
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 7
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 4312
Red-tailed Hawk 2 2 5
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 5 10 45
Merlin 0 1 9
Peregrine Falcon 1 6 8
Unknown Raptor 0 0 11
Total: 62 156 5033

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

Official Counter: Fred Vanderburgh
Observers: Kevin M, Nora O., Mike L., Tom G.

Visitors:
Visitors = 67 including a running club and Cub Pack 113.

Weather:
Temperature 57-62F, foggy visibility 3-7 miles, cloud cover 45%-100%, wind
from the SE shifting to S 5-10 mph. High cloud cover by late day.

Raptor Observations:
A good sharpie day for us and the start of RT’s moving south.
BE aged 3yrs @ 12:13 DST, ABE @ 2:25 and ABE @ 2:34. The BE’s were naked
eye and gave us all a good look especially the late day ABE that flew below
the cliff edge.

Non-raptor Observations:
Black throated greens and Phoebes
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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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