110 Raptors at Wildcat Ridge, Hibernia, NJ, Apr. 26, 2014

Wildcat Ridge
Hibernia, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 26, 2014

Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 3 25 25
Bald Eagle 6 22 22
Northern Harrier 0 5 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 30 35
Cooper’s Hawk 3 9 10
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 4
Broad-winged Hawk 91 548 548
Red-tailed Hawk 0 21 24
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 21 21
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Total: 110 686 696

Official Counter: Tom Gorman
Observers: Fred V.
Visitors:
Visitors = 21 including Matt Sullivan a reptile expert who found several
interesting subjects.

Weather:
Temperature 51-67F, Wind from the NW 5-10 mph, visibility 3-7 miles hazy,
partly sunny, cloud cover 50-90%.

Raptor Observations:
Another good day for BWs and Bald Eagles. BWs coming through in small
groups all day at high altitudes, very few naked eye.

BEs were all naked eye birds!

ABEx2 @12:00,3yr @12:00,ABE @12:25, ABEx2 @12:34 (DST) They all gave use
very good looks for ID.

Non-raptor Observations:
Male Pileated WP on trail.


Report submitted by Fred Vanderburgh
Wildcat Ridge – New Jersey information may be found at:
http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/wldcthwk.htm

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