40 Raptors at Wildcat Ridge, Hibernia, NJ, Oct. 18, 2014

Wildcat Ridge
Hibernia, New Jersey, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 18, 2014
Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 10 73
Bald Eagle 5 16 63
Northern Harrier 0 3 16
Sharp-shinned Hawk 32 156 322
Cooper’s Hawk 0 37 107
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 5
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 6465
Red-tailed Hawk 1 9 18
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 39 75
Merlin 0 2 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 4
Unknown Raptor 0 1 16
Total: 40 279 7172


Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours
Official Counter Fred Vanderburgh
Observers: Kevin M, Tom G.

 

Visitors:
Visitors = 43 including Gary.

Weather:
Temperature 51-65F, 100% high cloud cover, visibility 8-15 miles, NW wind 3-6 mph with gusts to 10 mph.

Raptor Observations:
A surprisingly good eagle day! Migrants were were spotted in the eastern sky at low altitudes. Few came close to the watch site. 6 WBII BE’s were spotted but only 5 were counted because one was going NE.

Non-raptor Observations:
Kinglests, chickadees and titmouse were around the watch site. Many Canada geese skeins observed.

 


Report submitted by Fred Vanderburgh (fvanderb@optimum.net)
Wildcat Ridge information may be found at: http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/wldcthwk.htm

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