Date: 9/19/19 3:50 pm
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Subject: [birders] Holiday Beach Hawk Watch (19 Sep 2019) 157 Raptors
Holiday Beach Hawk Watch
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2019

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Turkey Vulture 2 137 137
Osprey 0 17 17
Bald Eagle 1 77 77
Northern Harrier 2 128 128
Sharp-shinned Hawk 97 1052 1052
Cooper's Hawk 4 36 36
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 34 24774 24774
Red-tailed Hawk 9 123 123
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 7 306 306
Merlin 0 36 36
Peregrine Falcon 1 7 7
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 4
Swainson's Hawk 0 1 1

Total: 157 26700 26700

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Maryse Gagne

Observers: Cherise Charron, Patrick Tomlinson, Steve Wagner

It was a quiet day for us at Demonstration Farms, with quick visits from
Claude Radley and Chip Ogglesby. I also want to thank the work of Steve
Wagner and Patrick Thomlinson and Cherise Charron for spotting raptors out
of the sky.

Today was another hot day with a clear blue sky and very little cloud
cover. The wind from the South-East gave us a nice breeze, but not too many

Raptor Observations:
We had a slow but steady and constant stream of Sharp-shinned Hawks coming
in for most of the day. Our daily total reached 97 Sharp-shinned Hawks. We
also counted 34 Broad-winged Hawks, most of which came in two's and three's
all day.

Non-raptor Observations:
The sky was very quiet today, we did not count many species or high numbers
of birds at Demonstration Farms. We were excited to count more Blue Jays
and Crows. We did have a steady amount of dragonflies and Monarchs flying
above us all day.

Blue Jays: 27
American Crow: 17
Cedar Waxwing: 29
Killdeer: 10
Red-winged Blackbirds: 95
Black Saddlebags: 40
Common Green Darner: 100
Monarchs: 80

Tomorrow we are expecting another day with winds from the South. We are
hoping for a better cloud cover to be able to more easily spot raptors. We
are expecting more Sharp-shinned hawks, as they do not seem to be as
dependent of wind conditions. We can always count on a Sharp-shinned Hawk!
Report submitted by Maryse Gagne (<maryse.gagne35...>)
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