21 Raptors at Wildcat Ridge, NJ, Oct. 26, 2013

Wildcat Ridge
Hibernia, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 26, 2013

Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 0 0 1
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 6 83
Bald Eagle 0 7 57
Northern Harrier 0 5 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 16 116 441
Cooper’s Hawk 1 21 64
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 7
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 4312
Red-tailed Hawk 1 5 8
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 12 47
Merlin 1 2 10
Peregrine Falcon 0 6 8
Unknown Raptor 0 0 11
Total: 21 182 5059

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Fred Vanderburgh
Observers: Kevin W, Tom G.

Visitors:
Visitors = 12

Weather:
Temperature 44-52F, cool, gusty and hazy, 0-35% cloud cover, wind shifting
from E to W 5-23 mph.

Raptor Observations:
Local TV’s and BV’s struggling against the winds. Sharpies getting bounced
around also, very close to the watch cliffs.

Non-raptor Observations:

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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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