50 Raptors at Wildcat Ridge, Hibernia, NJ, Oct. 9, 2014

Wildcat Ridge
Hibernia, New Jersey, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 09, 2014
Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 3 66
Bald Eagle 2 7 54
Northern Harrier 0 0 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk 24 67 233
Cooper’s Hawk 6 14 84
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 4
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 6465
Red-tailed Hawk 1 3 12
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 15 32 68
Merlin 0 0 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 1 16
Total: 50 130 7023


Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 6.25 hours
Official Counter Kevin McCarthy
Observers:

Visitors:
7

Weather:
Temp, 56 – 66 degrees F. Visibility, 8 – 10 miles with haze beyond. Clouds, 5% increasing to 95% by end of count. Wind from the West at 7 – 10 mph, with gusts to 15 mph.

Raptor Observations:
Adult BE at 9:00 AM and 1:40 PM

Non-raptor Observations:
Many skeins of Canada Geese.


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

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