Date: 3/8/17 1:36 pm
From: Jeff Birek <jeff.birek...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Dinosaur Ridge (07 Mar 2017) 2 Raptors
Quick note about the March 7th hawkwatch data:

After discussing, Gary Rossmiller and I have decided to change the
Broad-winged Hawk recorded on yesterday's count to an unknown raptor. This
has been updated on hawkcount.org and ebird.

Thanks,

Jeff Birek
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Fort Collins

On Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 9:50:51 PM UTC-7, <rep......> wrote:
>
> *Dinosaur Ridge*
> Colorado, USA
>
> *Daily Raptor Counts: *Mar 07, 2017
> *Species* Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
> Osprey 0 0 0
> Bald Eagle 0 6 6
> Northern Harrier 0 0 0
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
> Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
> Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
> Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
> Red-tailed Hawk 1 14 14
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
> Ferruginous Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 0 0 0
> Merlin 0 0 0
> Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
> Prairie Falcon 0 0 0
> Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
> Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
> Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
> Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
> Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
> Unknown Raptor 1 1 1
> *Total:* 2 23 23
>
> Observation start time: 09:00:00
> Observation end time: 14:00:00
> Total observation time: 5 hours
> Official Counter Gary Rossmiller
> Observers:
>
>
> *Visitors:*
> Several people came up to the platform but no questions. Trail was lightly
> used today.
>
> *Weather:*
> Clear, a few thin clouds, lots of haze from the wind. Very windy, wires
> whistling first thing this morning. Calmer from noon to 1pm, then wind
> changed direction from out of the west to out of the east. Sunny all day
> with chilly temps.
>
> *Raptor Observations:*
> 2 migrating raptors, a Broad Wing around 10:30 and a RT after the noon
> hour. 2-3 local Red Tails through out the day on both sides of the ridge.
>
> *Non-raptor Observations:*
> Very few birds, a couple of robins, solitaires, and magpies. A couple of
> crows, in the afternoon several went over heading west. Deer to the south
> of I-70, east side of ridge, and on Green Mountain.
>
> *Predictions:*
> Two day's of high wind, tomorrow is supposed to be calmer. Will they
> finally start traveling?
>
> ------------------------------
> Report submitted by Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (
> <jeff.......> <javascript:>)
> Dinosaur Ridge information may be found at:
> http://www.birdconservancy.org/
>
> *Site Description*
> Dinosaur Ridge is the only regularly staffed hawkwatch in Colorado and is
> the
> best place in the world to see migrating Ferruginous Hawks. Dinosaur Ridge
> may
> be the best place in the country to see the rare dark morph of the
> Broad-winged
> Hawk (a few are seen each spring). Hawkwatchers who linger long enough may
> see
> resident Golden Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks and Prairie Falcons, in addition
> to
> migrating Swainson's, Cooper's and Sharp-shinned Hawks, American Kestrels
> and
> Turkey Vultures. Peregrine Falcons and Ferruginous Hawks are uncommon;
> Northern
> Goshawk is rare but regular. Non-raptor species include Rock Wren, and
> sometimes
> Bushtit, Western Bluebird, Sandhill Crane, White-throated Swift, American
> White
> Pelican or Dusky Grouse. Birders are always welcome.
> The hawkwatch is generally staffed by volunteers from Bird Conservancy of
> the
> Rockies from about 9 AM to around 3 PM from March 1st to May 7th.
>
> *Directions to site:*
> From exit 259 on I-70 towards Morrison, drive south under freeway and take
> left
> into first parking lot, the Stegosaurus lot. Follow small signs from the
> south
> side of lot to hawkwatch site. The hike starts heading east on an old
> two-track
> and quickly turns south onto a trail on the west side of the ridge. When
> the
> trail nears the top of the ridge, turn left, head through the gate, and
> walk to
> the clearly-visible, flat area at the crest of the ridge.
>

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