44 Raptors at Wildcat Ridge, Hibernia, NJ, Nov. 8, 2014

Wildcat Ridge
Hibernia, New Jersey, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 08, 2014
Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 76
Bald Eagle 5 5 71
Northern Harrier 1 1 17
Sharp-shinned Hawk 14 17 405
Cooper’s Hawk 3 3 120
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 2 8
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6465
Red-tailed Hawk 19 22 45
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 77
Merlin 0 0 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 5
Unknown Raptor 0 0 17
Total: 44 50 7314


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

 

Visitors:
Visitors = 37

Weather:
Temperature 41-51F, 20% cloud cover, visibility 20 miles, wind 3-5 with occasional gust to 10 mph from the NW shifting to the SW.

Raptor Observations:
Migrants started appearing about 10:30 with the NW wind. The flight stalled when the wind shifted to the SW late in the afternoon. A good species mix that included 2x Adult Bald Eagles together @ 11:40, 2x WBII Bald Eagles @ 12:42 and a solitary Immature BE @ 12:50.

Non-raptor Observations:
Five Ravens migrated out together.


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

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