Date: 9/29/19 6:43 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (29 Sep 2019) 1073 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 29, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 275 2978 3001
Bald Eagle 16 235 237
Northern Harrier 22 210 210
Sharp-shinned Hawk 130 1506 1506
Cooper's Hawk 97 494 495
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 28 389 391
Red-tailed Hawk 8 81 83
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 202 2305 2308
Merlin 167 1146 1146
Peregrine Falcon 125 281 281
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 10 10
Unknown Raptor 0 4 5
Mississippi Kite 0 3 3

Total: 1073 9645 9679
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Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 17:45:00
Total observation time: 11.75 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Brian Taber, Hal Wierenga, Harry Armistead, Joe Beatty,
Kevin McGann, Lynn Davidson, Megan Murante, Rose Leong,
Rudy Cashwell, Wes Hetrick

Weather:
Moderate to strong winds were generally from the east, with mostly sunny
skies and temperatures in the seventies.

Raptor Observations:
There was an excellent flight, with good numbers for a variety of species.
It was a particularly good afternoon for Ospreys. All three falcon species
put in a strong appearance as well.

Non-raptor Observations:
A few highlights included:

27 Great Blue Herons
1 Eastern Phoebe
1 Semipalmated Plover
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Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=484
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/cvwo/kiptopeke-hawk-count-2019


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