Birding Week in Review – Sept. 20, 2015

Whippany’s Western Kingbird was last reported on Labor Day, Sept. 14.

3 Red-headed Woodpeckers were at Troy Meadows in the area of the trap shoot on Troy Meadows Road, Sept. 19 (Chris Thomas). Chris’s photo is below.

Red-headed Woodpecker

Dribs and drabs of migrants are sneaking through. Overall, it is a slow and meager late-summer migration.

Hawk Watch Highlights

The Wildcat Ridge Hawk Watch had 862 Broad-winged Hawks on Sept. 16. for a total of 1,424 Broad-winged Hawks so far this season as of Sept. 20. By this same date in 2014, Wildcat Ridge had tallied 6,450. Wildcat Ridge’s totals are viewed at’s Wildcat Ridge Summary Page. Let mocosocoBirds know if the link does not work. You may need to change the month in the floating menu on the left side of the screen to view other dates.

Broad-winged Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk at Chimney Rock, NJ, Sept. 15, 2015 (photo by Simon Lane).

Chimney Rock Hawk Watch reports over 800 Broad-winged Hawks today. Chimney Rock totals can be seen at the web site although it seems the data are not always up to date.

View local eBird checklists in the mocosocoBirds region via eBird’s Region Explorer. Use the following links:

The eBird Hotspot Primer is here and can also be accessed via the Hotspot menu item on the website.

@mocosocoBirds at Twitter is another communications stream. Instant field reports and links of interest are tweeted throughout the day. The latest tweets appear on the sidebar of this page. One can follow mocosocoBirds at Twitter or link to @mocosocoBirds.


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