29 Raptors at Wildcat Ridge, Hibernia, NJ, Oct. 19, 2014

Wildcat Ridge
Hibernia, New Jersey, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 19, 2014
Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 11 74
Bald Eagle 2 18 65
Northern Harrier 0 3 16
Sharp-shinned Hawk 23 179 345
Cooper’s Hawk 1 38 108
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 2 6
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 6465
Red-tailed Hawk 0 9 18
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 39 75
Merlin 0 2 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 4
Unknown Raptor 1 2 17
Total: 29 308 7201


Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours
Official Counter Fred Vanderburgh
Observers: Nora O., Mike L., Tom G.


Visitors:
Visitors = 77 including Cub Pack 2 from Cedar Grove.

Weather:
Temperature 51-54F, visibility 5 miles, cloud cover decreasing from 50-0%, Very windy 5 mph gusting to 23 mph.

Raptor Observations:
All migrants at low altitudes and to our SE. Immature BE’s spotted at 1&2:30 pm DST.

Non-raptor Observations:


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

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