Date: 11/8/18 6:40 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [birders] Holiday Beach Conservation Area (08 Nov 2018) 642 Raptors
Holiday Beach Conservation Area
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 08, 2018

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Turkey Vulture 383 1524 39435
Osprey 0 0 40
Bald Eagle 7 15 176
Northern Harrier 8 38 459
Sharp-shinned Hawk 14 177 5630
Cooper's Hawk 10 20 189
Northern Goshawk 0 0 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 41 68 262
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 7325
Red-tailed Hawk 172 412 1423
Rough-legged Hawk 0 2 3
Golden Eagle 1 5 12
American Kestrel 1 8 1435
Merlin 1 6 61
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 45
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 22
Unknown Buteo 3 3 48
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 5
Unknown Raptor 0 0 9
Swainson's Hawk 1 1 1

Total: 642 2281 56583

Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Craig Evans

Observers: Dave Martin, Linda Wladarski

John Barnes and "English" Les were at the tower in the morning. Dave, Linda
and Pat Schiller were at the tower in the afternoon.

Today was overcast with light winds from the northwest for much of the day.
The temperature was around 5 C and humidity was relatively low at around

Raptor Observations:
A SWAINSON'S HAWK was observed flying over today!! An adult Golden Eagle
was observed. Many (172) Red-tailed Hawks and (41) Red-shouldered Hawks
were flying over throughout the day. (14) Sharp-shinned Hawks, (10)
Cooper's Hawks, (8) Northern Harriers, and (7) Bald Eagles were observed
today. An American Kestrel and a Merlin were also observed migrating. The
Osprey is still being seen perched in nearby trees and flying around the

Non-raptor Observations:
Two groups of Eastern Bluebirds for a total of 33 birds flew over the tower
today and many landed in nearby trees. It was quite the sight to see the
male bluebirds next to the adult male Northern Cardinals. Red-winged
Blackbirds were seen in their highest numbers in over a week. Only a single
Great Egret was observed today.

American Crows - 2,320

Tomorrow's forecast is calling for some mix precipitation in the morning,
then some light rain in the afternoon. Moderate winds are expected from the
east in the morning and are expected to shift to the northwest, then the
west in the afternoon.
Report submitted by Craig Evans (<cpe4...>)
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