1,074 Broad-winged Hawks at Wildcat Ridge, Hibernia, NJ, Sep. 19, 2014

Wildcat Ridge
Hibernia, New Jersey, USA

 

Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2014
Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 8 42 46
Bald Eagle 1 37 42
Northern Harrier 1 13 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk 31 116 116
Cooper’s Hawk 2 34 37
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 4 4
Broad-winged Hawk 1074 6403 6404
Red-tailed Hawk 1 6 6
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 6 21 25
Merlin 0 2 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Raptor 1 10 12
Total: 1126 6690 6710


Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours
Official Counter Fred Vanderburgh
Observers: Kevin M, Nora O., Mike L., Rick S., Howie S., Tom G.

 

Visitors:
Visitors = 10

Weather:
Temperature 58-65F, 30% high cloud cover, visibility 10 miles, hazy, variable wind from the NNW 5-10 mph.

Raptor Observations:
An unexpected good BW day. BWs 529 (9:00 – 10:30), 265 (10:30 – 11:30), 202 (11:30-1:30), 38 (1:30-3:00), 40 (3:00-6:00). Coming from the NE mainly at high altitudes.

Non-raptor Observations:
Several skeins of geese were spotted moving south. 30 Black Vultures were spotted in the area. Ravens, Philadelphia warbler, Nashville warbler, Black and White Warbler, Black throated Green, Northern Parula, Redstart, Chestnut Warbler and Night Hawks.


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

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