Observation start time: 07:00:00 Observation end time: 15:00:00 Total observation time: 8 hours
Official Counter: Mark Schoene, Ted Mara
Observers: Bob Secatore, Craig Jackson, Harry Wales, Herrrick Wales, John Cannizzaro, Judd Nathan, Kathryn Chihowski, Mark Schoene, Nathan Dubrow, Paul Roberts, Tom Graham, Tom Wetmore
Visitors: Compilers: Mark Schoene, Ted Mara Primary Observers: Brian Rusnica, Harry Wales, Nathan Dubrow, Paul Roberts, Ted Mara Other Observers: Bob Secatore, Craig Jackson, Jake Miller, Judd Nathan, Kathryn Chihowski, Mark Schoene, Tom Graham, Tom Westmore Visitors: Dahlia Miier, Doug Chickering, Julie and Laura Roberts, Janet Kovner, Lucas Miller, Mardi Chalmers, Mary Margret HalseyBE 1,
Raptor Observations: Non migrating raptors: BE 1, NH 2, PG 1, RL 1, RT 2, SNOW 1
Non-raptor Observations: Migrating non raptors: 115 gulls(sp), Glossy Ibis 1, great Blue Herons 5, Kildeer 2, Tree Swallows 26, yellow rump Warbler 1 Great first day for migration. Mark Schoene spot checked 3/15/18 thru 3/30/18 and had no migrating raptors. Kestrel flight excellent until noon east wind knocked it inland.
Predictions: Very favorable, SW winds 10-20mph ======================================================================== Report submitted by Ted Mara (<tedmara...>) Plum Island MA information may be found at: http://massbird.org/EMHW/
Site Description: The Plum Island Hawk Watch is located in parking lot #1 of the Parker River Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island, Newburyport, MA, approximately 32 miles northeast of Boston. It is a volunteer-run spring watchsite with coverage between mid March to mid May.
Directions to site: >From Interstate 95 take exit 57 for Route 113, (Newburyport). Travel east on Rte 113 (which becomes Route 1A in Newbury) for a distance of 3.5 miles to the intersection with Rolfe~Rs Lane (there is a traffic light at this intersection). Take a left onto Rolfe~Rs Lane and follow to the end of the road which terminates at a stop sign. Take a right at the stop sign. This is the Plum Island Turnpike/Water Street, the only access to Plum Island. Follow the Plum Island Turnpike until you go over the Sgt. Donald Wilkerson Bridge. After you have crossed the Bridge, take your first right. This road will lead you directly to the entrance to Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. The hawkwatch site is Parking Lot #1 of the Parker River National Wildlifee Refuge on Plum Island, Newburyport, MA.