Date: 11/10/19 5:35 pm
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Subject: [birders] Holiday Beach Hawk Watch (10 Nov 2019) 176 Raptors
Holiday Beach Hawk Watch
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 10, 2019

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Turkey Vulture 108 4096 53332
Osprey 0 0 36
Bald Eagle 0 33 226
Northern Harrier 9 128 585
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 279 5247
Cooper's Hawk 0 33 270
Northern Goshawk 0 0 6
Red-shouldered Hawk 5 153 368
Broad-winged Hawk 0 6 25779
Red-tailed Hawk 38 946 1764
Rough-legged Hawk 2 5 5
Golden Eagle 2 11 14
American Kestrel 0 17 1727
Merlin 0 4 111
Peregrine Falcon 0 7 58
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 7
Unknown Buteo 8 10 22
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 5
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 1

Total: 176 5731 89563

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Cindy Isenhoff


Very few souls braved the weather today. Gina and Josie from the area were
hiking and stopped in this morning for a quick look around. Monique and
Nico from London ON were also out for a nice walk and came up for a quick
visit. During the last hour a total of 5 local area visitors came by.

A pretty gloomy day with SW winds all day kept the birds mainly to the
north side of the marsh. Temperatures started out at 6.3C and rose to
8.9C. The day was hazy from the beginning and about 2:10pm a steady
drizzle started that appeared to have no end in sight so the count was
called for the day.

Raptor Observations:
8 Species today, with Falcons completely absent. The resident Bald Eagles
were visible the entire day, stirring up the ducks in the marsh every hour
on the hour. Highlight of the count were the 2 Rough-legged Hawks and the
2 Sub-adult Golden Eagles late in the 1 o'clock hour. One eagle and one
rough-legged hawk actually came across the center of the marsh for nice
looks. Unfortunately no visitors were on the tour at this time.

Non-raptor Observations:
The marsh continues to be full of ducks, swans and some geese. Song birds
were hard to find today, with very few being noted. Small number of
Blackbirds, and American Crows are still migrating through. Complete list
of birds at:

Sounds like snow is in the forecast, along with Northerly winds.
Report submitted by Cindy Isenhoff (<akahawklady1...>)
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