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3 Apr Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (30 Mar 2017) 44 Raptors []
3 Apr Plum Island MA (02 Apr 2017) 45 Raptors []
2 Apr Borrego Valley (02 Apr 2017) 101 Raptors []
2 Apr Gunsight Mountain (02 Apr 2017) 30 Raptors []
2 Apr Brockway Mountain (02 Apr 2017) 95 Raptors []
2 Apr Fort Smallwood Park (02 Apr 2017) 1012 Raptors []
2 Apr Brockway Mountain (01 Apr 2017) 3 Raptors []
2 Apr Tussey Mountain (02 Apr 2017) 51 Raptors []
2 Apr Derby Hill Bird Observatory (02 Apr 2017) 3145 Raptors []
2 Apr Pembina Valley (02 Apr 2017) 79 Raptors []
2 Apr Grimsby, ON - Beamer Conservation Area (02 Apr 2017) 864 Raptors []
2 Apr Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (02 Apr 2017) 6 Raptors []
2 Apr Braddock Bay (02 Apr 2017) 1886 Raptors []
2 Apr Hamburg Hawk Watch (02 Apr 2017) 1609 Raptors []
2 Apr MPG Ranch (02 Apr 2017) 25 Raptors []
2 Apr Ripley Hawk Watch (02 Apr 2017) 2872 Raptors []
2 Apr DOAS - Davis State Park (02 Apr 2017) 24 Raptors []
2 Apr Bradbury Mountain State Park (02 Apr 2017) 91 Raptors []
2 Apr Stone Mt., Pa. (02 Apr 2017) 30 Raptors []
2 Apr Barre Falls (02 Apr 2017) 24 Raptors []
2 Apr Presque Isle (02 Apr 2017) 1897 Raptors []
2 Apr Allegheny Front (02 Apr 2017) 4 Raptors []
2 Apr College Creek (02 Apr 2017) 153 Raptors []
2 Apr Bethany Hawkwatch (02 Apr 2017) 119 Raptors []
2 Apr Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park (02 Apr 2017) 2314 Raptors []
2 Apr Sylvan Beach (02 Apr 2017) Raptors []
2 Apr Borrego Valley (01 Apr 2017) 3 Raptors []
2 Apr Tussey Mountain (01 Apr 2017) 31 Raptors []
30 Mar Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (30 Mar 2017) 13 Raptors []
1 Apr College Creek (01 Apr 2017) 55 Raptors []
29 Mar Ripley Hawk Watch (29 Mar 2017) 855 Raptors []
30 Mar Gunsight Mountain (29 Mar 2017) 67 Raptors []
30 Mar College Creek (30 Mar 2017) 30 Raptors []
30 Mar College Creek (29 Mar 2017) 33 Raptors []
1 Apr Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park (01 Apr 2017) 83 Raptors []
29 Mar Presque Isle (29 Mar 2017) 160 Raptors []
1 Apr Grimsby, ON - Beamer Conservation Area (01 Apr 2017) 100 Raptors []
30 Mar College Creek (28 Mar 2017) 12 Raptors []
29 Mar Fort Smallwood Park (29 Mar 2017) 310 Raptors []
30 Mar Sylvan Beach (30 Mar 2017) 65 Raptors []
29 Mar Derby Hill Bird Observatory (29 Mar 2017) 3238 Raptors []
29 Mar Borrego Valley (29 Mar 2017) 166 Raptors []
31 Mar Gunsight Mountain (30 Mar 2017) 32 Raptors []
31 Mar Pembina Valley (31 Mar 2017) 29 Raptors []
31 Mar Bradbury Mountain State Park (31 Mar 2017) 285 Raptors []
29 Mar Grimsby, ON - Beamer Conservation Area (29 Mar 2017) 529 Raptors []
30 Mar Pembina Valley (30 Mar 2017) 761 Raptors []
30 Mar Braddock Bay (30 Mar 2017) 397 Raptors []
31 Mar Grimsby, ON - Beamer Conservation Area (31 Mar 2017) Raptors []
29 Mar Hamburg Hawk Watch (29 Mar 2017) 1935 Raptors []
31 Mar Borrego Valley (30 Mar 2017) Raptors []
1 Apr Ripley Hawk Watch (01 Apr 2017) 132 Raptors []
1 Apr Sylvan Beach (01 Apr 2017) 8 Raptors []
29 Mar Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (29 Mar 2017) 14 Raptors []
1 Apr Hamburg Hawk Watch (01 Apr 2017) 5 Raptors []
30 Mar MPG Ranch (30 Mar 2017) 12 Raptors []
31 Mar Tussey Mountain (30 Mar 2017) 65 Raptors []
31 Mar Plum Island MA (29 Mar 2017) 2 Raptors []
29 Mar Bethany Hawkwatch (29 Mar 2017) 7 Raptors []
1 Apr Bethany Hawkwatch (01 Apr 2017) 21 Raptors []
29 Mar Braddock Bay (29 Mar 2017) 790 Raptors []
1 Apr Derby Hill Bird Observatory (01 Apr 2017) 307 Raptors []
30 Mar Bradbury Mountain State Park (30 Mar 2017) 22 Raptors []
31 Mar Borrego Valley (31 Mar 2017) 1 Raptors []
31 Mar Bethany Hawkwatch (31 Mar 2017) 7 Raptors []
30 Mar Brockway Mountain (29 Mar 2017) 10 Raptors []
1 Apr Sylvan Beach (31 Mar 2017) 98 Raptors []
30 Mar Brockway Mountain (30 Mar 2017) 23 Raptors []
31 Mar Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park (31 Mar 2017) 641 Raptors []
1 Apr MPG Ranch (01 Apr 2017) 18 Raptors []
31 Mar Brockway Mountain (31 Mar 2017) 14 Raptors []
29 Mar Allegheny Front (29 Mar 2017) 15 Raptors []
29 Mar Sylvan Beach (29 Mar 2017) 2 Raptors []
29 Mar MPG Ranch (29 Mar 2017) 2 Raptors []
1 Apr MPG Ranch (31 Mar 2017) 2 Raptors []
29 Mar DOAS - Davis State Park (29 Mar 2017) 35 Raptors []

Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (30 Mar 2017) 44 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2017 04:09:11 -0800
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 30, 2017
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              15            104            104
Osprey                       2             11             11
Bald Eagle                   2             25             25
Northern Harrier             0              7              7
Sharp-shinned Hawk          12             86             86
Cooper's Hawk                5             23             23
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          2             31             31
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              5            102            102
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             1              8              8
Merlin                       0              1              1
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                      44            398            398
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        Larry Lewis

Observers:        Carol Spease, Kathleen Pileggi

Visitors:
SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY SPRING HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE CREEK PRESERVE


Visitors (3): Kathleen Pileggi, Carol Spease.

Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve Hawk Watch!

Weather: Partly to Mostly Cloudy (75-100% cloud cover), Temps 38-51F, Winds ESE 5-10 mph Raptor Observations: ----“Raptors” seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 1-Cooper's Hawk, 1-Red-shouldered Hawk, 6-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (35) and Turkey Vultures (50).

----Bald Eagle ages: 1 yr.-0; 2 yr.-0; 3 yr.-0; 4 yr.-0; adult-2

Non-raptor Observations: ----“BUCKTOE BIRD BLOG” (BBB) - (Comments on the events & “feel” of the day – read on, if you dare) We see birds, many of them hawks; encounter other wildlife; discuss plants; while striving to laugh and have FUN with it all! Notes on the raptors will be here, other birds and wildlife we notice or discuss, and humorous (I hope) stories and anecdotes. This isn’t brain surgery. Trust me, I know about that. I’ve already been “dead” once (it’s overrated). So, you WILL have to forgive me, but I AM going to have the ultimate fun with what remains of this life!

TODAY’S ‘BBB:’ Kathleen & I had a late arrival at Bucktoe due to a morning meeting on wildflowers at Longwood Gardens. The weather was fine for an early day migration, as we left a note on our bulletin board on site of our prior commitment. Arriving after our meeting around mid-day, the weather had turned cloudy and cold with this evening’s storm coming in earlier than expected. Terrific! Still, there was some Sharpie & Cooper’s Hawk movement. Kathleen was somehow slighted in yesterday’s blog regarding her instrumental help in making the school’s field trip a resounding success.

----My thanks to Kathleen Pileggi for posting these sightings to ebird and for helping with this submission to “Hawk Count.” Thanks also, to the Brokaws, for their incredible support and gracious generosity in opening their property to the public for this watch, and oh, so very much more!

----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS: 1-Killdeer, 3-Ring-billed Gull, 2-Golden-crowned Kinglet, 2-Eastern Towhee, 7-White-crowned Sparrow.

----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (0); Dragonflies (0); Reptiles & Amphibians (1): Spring Peeper. Mammals (1): Eastern Gray Squirrel.

----EBNT’s “Walk with Nature” ™ Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits: This is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend to “bulk up.” Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at all! Therefore, I keep moving (if you’ve been here, then you know that I pace endlessly….) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my “Walk with Nature” program. So, below are MY results at the watch for the day. Your totals could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax. You are certainly welcome to take it easy….I simply choose not to, affording me a panoramic view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our “Walk with Nature!” ™ Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site for today (join me, if you wish): Miles: 3.08; Steps: 7,202; Floors: 4.

----“SEASON’S BIRD SPECIES LIST” – we at Bucktoe are not just a hawk watch, but conduct a migration tally from the site. We include it here, from time to time (about once a week), to let you know what else we’re seeing here at the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation (very rough, best “guestimate,” – raptors must remain our primary focus) for totals of each species seen for “The Watch” year.

TOTAL SPECIES – Identified from watch site: today: 45; this season: 78

NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEAR’S “WATCH SPECIES LIST (0):” none.

Predictions: There isn't going to be a tomorrow - at least here. Come join us, folks! We’re here every day thru April 30, 9am thru 3pm (at least). Rain or shine…. but not snow or ice…and now we know, not if it pours, too! This report is being sent individually to participants and people deemed to be interested parties. If you wish off the list, kindly notify me and you will be removed. However, this one mailing list is how I notify every one of our events, our walk schedule, tours and rare birds. The Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by ... well, sponsored by nobody at the moment (which, I guess, means it’s being sponsored by me, for now, right folks?), although in the past sponsored, alternately and personally very appreciatively, by the Delaware Nature Society & The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County. and certainly the Brokaw family. Please contact us at earlybirdtours AT comcast.net with questions or comments. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Larry Lewis (earlybirdtours AT comcast.net) Site Description: High open meadow near Red Clay Creek Directions to site: From Kennett Square, PA (in southern Chester County): Take Union Street south out of town. This becomes Kaolin Road. Make a right onto Hillendale Road. Proceed about 1.5 miles to Sharp Road and make a left. At the second hilltop on Sharp Road, the entrance is on the left across from Candlewyck development. (432 Sharp Rd.) Upon entering driveway, make a right on gravel road opposite first driveway you see on left. Follow gravel road (and the "Hawk Watch" signs for about 1/2 mile to the pavilion on the left and the parking area in the grass to the right.
Subject: Plum Island MA (02 Apr 2017) 45 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2017 03:45:19 -0800
Plum Island MA
Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2017
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              20             20             28
Osprey                       1              1              1
Bald Eagle                   1              1              1
Northern Harrier            10             10             16
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                2              2              2
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Rough-legged Hawk            1              1              1
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             6              6              7
Merlin                       2              2              4
Peregrine Falcon             2              2              2
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                      45             45             62
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Observation start time: 08:30:00 
Observation end   time: 16:30:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Mark Schoene, Ted Mara

Observers:        Brian Rusnica, Judd Nathan, Kathryn Chihowski, Paul Roberts,
                  Ted Mara

Visitors:
Helping with the count were Tom Wetmore, Tom Graham, Kathryn Chihowski,
Robert Secatore, and Chris Carroll. Had many other visitors, including Marj
Watson.


Weather:
The weather was nicer than expected. Winds were weak NNW/NW at 5-8 mph, but
gusts increased and were fairly persistent at 10-15 mph second half of
morning and early afternoon. Started heavily overcast and turned primarily
sunny and warmer for most of day. Wonderful spring hawk watching day.

Raptor Observations:
Migrants trickled through, but local raptors were very active and
interactive, so we almost always had raptors in sight. We had great
spotters and often great views. Locals included up to 20 Turkey Vultures, 3
Ospreys,4 Bald Eagles ( 2 ad, 1 juv, 1 immature), 4-8 Red-tailed Hawks,  1
Rough-legged Hawk, and 1 hunting Peregrine.  MIgrants included an immature
Bald Eagle (Basic I/II),  several adult male and female Northern Harriers,
two immature Cooper's Hawks, 2 immature Peregrine Falcons, and 2 adult male
Merlins. A great day to watch hawks!

Non-raptor Observations:
We had lots of bird activity, though relatively few migrant passerines.
Highlights included great views of 6 migrating SNow Geese, 2 Common Ravens,
2 Great Egrets, a drake Black Scoter barreling past the platform heading
inland, 3 Red-breasted Merganser drakes, and a turkey. Small numbers of
grackles and crows moving through, and goldfinches, with mockingbirds,
cardinals, Blue Jays and Black-capped Chickadees active around the
platform.

Predictions:
The high is expected to move over and past eastern New England MOnday, with
weakening winds turning onshore in the afternoon. Could have continuation
of thin stream, tapering off. Remainder of week looks to be rainy or with
adverse winds.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Paul Roberts (phawk254 AT comcast.net)
Plum Island MA information may be found at:
http://massbird.org/EMHW/


Subject: Borrego Valley (02 Apr 2017) 101 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 21:28:25 -0800
Borrego Valley
Borrego Springs, California, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2017
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               1              1             86
Osprey                       0              0              1
Bald Eagle                   0              0              0
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              2
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              3
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Swainson's Hawk            100            103          11667
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Ferruginous Hawk             0              0              1
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              1
Prairie Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                     101            104          11761
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 10:00:00 
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter:        Herb Stone

Observers:        Judy Davis

Visitors:
Dan, Barbara, Craig.


Weather:
Clear and warm, slight breeze.

Raptor Observations:
SWHA roosting at date farm in trees and east of evening site on the ground.


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Robert Theriault (rtheriau AT uci.edu)


Subject: Gunsight Mountain (02 Apr 2017) 30 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 20:01:30 -0800
Gunsight Mountain
Eureka, Alaska, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2017
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
OS                           0              0              0
BE                           0              0              0
NH                           0              0              0
SS                           1              1              1
NG                           1              1             23
RT                          13             27             45
RL                           3              3              3
GE                          12             22            543
AK                           0              0              0
ML                           0              0              0
PG                           0              0              0
GY                           0              0              1
UA                           0              0              0
UB                           0              0              0
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           0              0              0

Total:                      30             54            616
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Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Frank Nicoletti

Observers:        Frank Simeone

Weather:


Raptor Observations:
First SSHA and RLHA of the season today!!

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Neil Paprocki (npaprocki AT hawkwatch.org)
Gunsight Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.hawkwatch.org/migration/item/996-gunsight-mountain


Subject: Brockway Mountain (02 Apr 2017) 95 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 19:00:24 -0800
Brockway Mountain
Copper Harbor, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2017
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               0              1              1
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                  55             56            133
Northern Harrier             5              5              6
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1              1              1
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              0
Northern Goshawk             2              2              2
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             25             26             37
Rough-legged Hawk            7              7              7
Golden Eagle                 0              0              6
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                      95             98            193
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Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Tim Baerwald

Observers:        

Visitors:
One hiker walked by but was uninterested in what was going on.


Weather:
Mostly cloudy skies with south winds gusting to a code 6, it took most of
the day but eventually temps soared to a season high of 12!

Raptor Observations:
Finally a good flight! A steady flight of Bald Eagles and Red-tailed Hawks
followed the ridge-line throughout the day along with the first
Sharp-shinned Hawk and Northern Goshawks of the spring.

Non-raptor Observations:
7 Common Ravens, 4 Bohemian Waxwing, 5 Snow Bunting
========================================================================
Report submitted by Tim Baerwald ()
Brockway Mountain information may be found at:
http://brockwayhawkwatch.org/


Subject: Fort Smallwood Park (02 Apr 2017) 1012 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 18:57:42 -0800
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2017
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture               18             30            132
Turkey Vulture             895            990           4126
Osprey                      57             99            249
Bald Eagle                   9             13             48
Northern Harrier             1              2              5
Sharp-shinned Hawk           8             11             59
Cooper's Hawk                2              4             43
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          8              8             54
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              7              7             48
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              2
American Kestrel             0              4             32
Merlin                       6              7             13
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               1              1              1
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              1

Total:                    1012           1176           4813
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Observation start time: 08:30:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter:        Sue Ricciardi

Observers:        Bill Hubick, Bob Rineer, Chris Reed, Hal Wierenga,
                  Hugh Hoffman, Lynn Davidson, Ralph Geuder

Visitors:
Mac and Wickie Plant, Charlotte Sherman, Jim Davis, Brad Clark-Ames


Weather:
Skies started out clear, then became mostly cloudy with high thin clouds,
then became mostly sunny at the end.  47-63 degrees; excellent visibility;
winds northerly 6-12 mph

Raptor Observations:
Second thousand bird day in a little over a week; vultures strong from the
beginning of the day; another fine day for Ospreys; six Merlins but no
American Kestrels

Non-raptor Observations:
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, first of the season
========================================================================
Report submitted by Sue Ricciardi (susiericc AT comcast.net)
Fort Smallwood Park information may be found at:
http://www.mdbirds.org/sites/mdsites/hawks/hawkwatch.html


Site Description:
Fort Smallwood Park is located on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay at
the mouth of the Patapsco River, 11 miles south of Baltimore, MD. Best
winds are from the southwest.

Subject: Brockway Mountain (01 Apr 2017) 3 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 18:57:10 -0800
Brockway Mountain
Copper Harbor, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 01, 2017
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               1              1              1
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   1              1             78
Northern Harrier             0              0              1
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              0
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              1              1             12
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              6
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                       3              3             98
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Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Tim Baerwald

Observers:        

Visitors:
none


Weather:
Mostly cloudy to cloudy skies with northerly winds peaking at a code 3,
temps reached 8.

Raptor Observations:
The north winds kept things slow, but the first Turkey Vulture of the
season gave some hope that spring will be arriving soon.

Non-raptor Observations:
5 Wild Turkey (walking across the still frozen Lake Medora), 60 Bohemian
Waxwings, 12 Snow Bunting, 21 White-winged Crossbill  
========================================================================
Report submitted by Tim Baerwald ()
Brockway Mountain information may be found at:
http://brockwayhawkwatch.org/


Subject: Tussey Mountain (02 Apr 2017) 51 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 18:28:49 -0800
Tussey Mountain
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0             16
Turkey Vulture               7              9            274
Osprey                       1              1              4
Bald Eagle                   1              6             27
Northern Harrier             2              2             10
Sharp-shinned Hawk           2              3             57
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              7
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              1             32
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             33             55            191
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              1
Golden Eagle                 1              2            173
American Kestrel             2              2             26
Merlin                       0              0              2
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              3
Unknown Buteo                0              0              4
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1              1              5

Total:                      51             82            833
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Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Lewis Grove

Observers:        Nick Bolgiano

Visitors:
Kelly Sitch


Weather:
Clear and cool early with variable clouds throughout the day and an
eventual high around 62F.  Winds started light and W, intensifying and
turning to the NW by the end of the day.

Raptor Observations:
Continued strong movement of Red-tails today with a smattering of other
raptors.

GOEA: 1256 Sub

BAEA: 1158 Imm

Non-raptor Observations:
Migrants:

COGR - 7; DCCO - 13; Merganser sp 2; TRES - 6; COLO - 5; HERG -2

Other birds detected:

TUVU - 8; BLVU - 5; AMCR - 2; CORA - 2; EAPH - 2; DOWO - 1; GCKI - 3; BCCH
- 2; AMGO - 5; HOFI - 1; WBNU - 1; MODO - 2; SOSP 1; AMRO - 2

Predictions:
Warm with moderate SE winds and possible late afternoon showers.  Should be
some birds moving tomorrow.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Lewis Grove (zugunlew AT gmail.com)
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/


Subject: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (02 Apr 2017) 3145 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 18:04:54 -0800
Derby Hill Bird Observatory
Mexico, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2017
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture            2800           3082           8620
Osprey                       2              2              9
Bald Eagle                  18             18            119
Northern Harrier             6              8            102
Sharp-shinned Hawk          20             21            133
Cooper's Hawk                9              9            194
Northern Goshawk             0              0              2
Red-shouldered Hawk        104            113            658
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk            176            186           1373
Rough-legged Hawk            3              5             75
Golden Eagle                 0              0             24
American Kestrel             7              7            129
Merlin                       0              1             35
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              5
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              2
Unknown Buteo                0              0              1
Unknown Falcon               0              0              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              2

Total:                    3145           3452          11486
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:45:00 
Observation end   time: 18:00:00 
Total observation time: 11.25 hours

Official Counter:        Anna Stunkel

Observers:        Bill Purcell, David Wheeler, Judy Thurber, Wayne Fidler

Visitors:
Many, including the Derby Hill field trip led by David Wheeler. Thank you
to all who came out to help and enjoy the flight. Thanks to Wayne for
keeping an early morning count of birds, and to Rosemary for the cookies!


Weather:
Light winds started off from the west southwest, eventually switching to
westerly and then stronger west northwesterly as the lake breeze took over.
Temperatures were relatively mild, reaching the high forties. Skies were
partly cloudy for most of the day, with a clearer period during early
afternoon.  

Raptor Observations:
There was a massive Turkey Vulture flight today, with birds getting started
early and continuing to move all day at a strong pace. There was also a
great red-shoulder flight during the beginning of the count, and a nice
red-tail and Bald Eagle flight later on.      

Non-raptor Observations:
Ten Sandhill Cranes were seen today, including a single flock of eight
birds flying together this afternoon. A tailless Ring-billed Gull flew by.
The first Spring Peepers of the season were heard calling from the south
lookout this evening. Other sightings included:

6 American Pipits (FOS)
4 Double-crested Cormorants (FOS)
2 Common Loons
1 Barred Owl calling

Predictions:
All signs point to an incredible flight tomorrow, with thousands of birds
likely. Temperatures will be in the low forties to high fifties, with light
to moderate east southeasterly winds. Mostly cloudy skies are expected, but
there should be some sun in the afternoon. These warm temperatures and
winds should be perfect for bringing in a large number of birds, and will
hopefully result in some great diversity. We are due for a Black Vulture or
two. Blackbirds, robins, and swallows should be on the move as well, with
potential for a big morning flight. See you at the north lookout!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Anna Stunkel ()
Derby Hill Bird Observatory information may be found at:
http://onondagaaudubon.com/derby-hill-bird-observatory/


Subject: Pembina Valley (02 Apr 2017) 79 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 17:55:12 -0800
Pembina Valley
Windygates, Manitoba, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              2              4
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                  14             37            650
Northern Harrier             1              4             57
Sharp-shinned Hawk          19             50            101
Cooper's Hawk                0              4             14
Northern Goshawk             3              4              8
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              1
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             33            610           2686
Rough-legged Hawk            5              7             55
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Ferruginous Hawk             0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              2             24
American Kestrel             0              0              3
Merlin                       1              5             21
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              2
Prairie Falcon               0              0              1
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              1
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               3              3              6

Total:                      79            728           3634
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:15:00 
Total observation time: 5.25 hours

Official Counter:        Luc Blanchette

Observers:        Mike Fisher

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Luc Blanchette (luc_jg_blanchette AT yahoo.ca)
Pembina Valley information may be found at:
http://www.arocha.org/


Subject: Grimsby, ON - Beamer Conservation Area (02 Apr 2017) 864 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 17:24:43 -0800
Grimsby, ON - Beamer Conservation Area
Grimsby, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              1
Turkey Vulture             751            827           2900
Osprey                       0              0              1
Bald Eagle                   0              1             22
Northern Harrier             1              2             13
Sharp-shinned Hawk          25             28            104
Cooper's Hawk                4              4             43
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk         12             17            270
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             63             76            677
Rough-legged Hawk            1              1              8
Golden Eagle                 0              0              4
American Kestrel             3              4             22
Merlin                       1              1              6
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              2
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                1              1             28
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               2              2              7

Total:                     864            964           4108
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter:        Chris Escott

Observers:        Barry Cherriere, Jean Iron, Mark Patry, Rayfield Pye,
                  Ron Pittaway

Visitors:
It was a busy day with about 50 visitors through the day including Mark
Patry from Ottawa, Rayfield Pye, John Stevens and two NPHW scholarship
applicants Karlie Haining and Maisie Babiski, Eric Single, Bob Curry and
Glenda Slessor, Phil Waggett, Jean Iron, Ron Pittaway, Barry Cherriere,
Kevin McLaughlin, Tim King, Marcie Jacklin, Judy Robins and many more.


Weather:
Forecast winds never really developed. There was a light SW breeze becoming
westerly, but with long periods of little breeze at all. Morning was mostly
clear sky with intermittent bits of cloud, and as the afternoon wore on it
became considerably more cloudy.

Raptor Observations:
The flight didn't really start until almost noon (STD) but from that point
on the Turkey Vultures, with a smattering of other raptors, just streamed
through. The light winds forced migrants to very high altitude, high enough
that smaller raptors like Sharp-shinned Hawk were almost impossible to spot
with the naked eye. Even the TUVU had to be counted largely by binocular as
they were both high and in many cases on flight lines inland from Beamer
(as opposed to overhead).

Non-raptor Observations:
Interesting sightings included four fly-by Eastern Bluebird and a flock of
ten Bonaparte's Gull, a Great Blue Heron and a dozen Red-breasted
Merganser. An Eastern Phoebe heard singing in the afternoon showed itself
late in the day. There were reports of both Tree and Northern Rough-winged
Swallow and - in the butterfly category - a Mourning Cloak in the woods and
an Eastern Comma that flew past the hawk watchers at the picnic tables.

Predictions:
Forecast is reasonably good with warmer temperatures, SE to E breeze, and
no rain until late in the day. 
========================================================================
Report submitted by Chris Escott ()
Grimsby, ON - Beamer Conservation Area information may be found at:
http://www.niagarapeninsulahawkwatch.org/


Site Description:
Hawk migration monitoring at the Beamer Memorial Conservation Area in
Grimsby, Ontario is conducted by the Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch (NPH). All
counting is done by volunteers. Not all members are counters nor does a
counter have to be a member. Typically one person is the designated counter
for each day but other observers present assist with the spotting and
identification.  Counting is done from a steel observation tower with a
wooden floor. For wind protection on cold days, particularly in March, a
black plastic wind guard is installed around the tower's platform. This
platform easily accommodates ten people but on most busy days, no more than
five or six observers would be on it.  

The site lies within a publicly accessible property owned by the Niagara
Peninsula Conservation Authority. There is no charge for admittance. The
tower stands in the centre of a mowed area with a gravel ring road near the
outer edge. This provides lots of room to park vehicles (along the road)
and set up lawn chairs, telescopes and cameras. Toilet facilities are
present.  During the counting season, the NPH erect a counting board to
display seven day's worth of observation data for the public. The box
enclosing the sign contains brochures and silhouette sheets for the public
as well as bulletin boards with news and historical sighting records.

 

Directions to site:
To get to Beamer CA, take the QEW to Exit 71/72, follow Christie
St./Mountain St. to the top of the escarpment, turn right on Ridge Road
West, and go 1.6km to Quarry Rd. Turn right on Quarry Rd. and drive 100m to
the conservation area. Parking is normally available inside the park. If
parking at the entrance or on the roads, do NOT leave valuables in your
car.

Please note: Data in this report is not official until reviewed and finalized 
after the end of the season. ©2017 Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch 



Subject: Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (02 Apr 2017) 6 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 17:01:35 -0800
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Colorado, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       0              1              1
Bald Eagle                   2              2             11
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1              1             11
Cooper's Hawk                0              2              7
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              1              3            183
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Ferruginous Hawk             0              0              5
Golden Eagle                 0              0              3
American Kestrel             1              5             17
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              2
Prairie Falcon               0              0              1
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              4
Unknown Buteo                0              0             15
Unknown Falcon               0              0              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1              1              8

Total:                       6             15            271
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Mike Fernandez

Observers:        Cyndy Johnson, Gary Rossmiller

Visitors:
The weather helped make it a great day for watching, but mainly it was
having Cindy Johnson and Gary Rossmiller there most of the time that made
the day. 

Only a couple of curiosity seekers on the hill today in spite of the good
weather.


Weather:
Today was a great day for watching; given the great weather, surprisingly
not that great for seeing; or hearing (the motocross track was especially
loud this morning with some kind of event starting in the early hours).
Green mountain and Mt Morrison started out with a dust of remaining  snow
and the trail up was muddy (as advertized). All gone by end of watch. A
cold breeze from the southeast picked up around 9:00 am MST and persisted
generally from the east most of the day. Cotton ball cumulus clouds then
rose by 10:00 MST on the east and south horizon and stayed there most of
the day. Directly overhead was mostly intensely dark blue and crystal
clear. Visibility to the south was awesome. From 1:00-2:00 MST the wind
died down and late in that hour we spotted a migrating Sharp-shinned Hawk
and American Kestrel. (WUnderground station all day was Solterra.) 

Raptor Observations:
Local American Kestrel (male) hovered over Rooney Road and mid way up the
east side of the ridge for about 5 minutes early in the watch. Great fun to
watch. Local dark Red-tailed Hawk escorted light RTHA migrator. Pattern
today seemed to be riding thermals over Two Humps to Apex, then turn back
or southwest. Later in the watch, a Sharp-shinned Hawk circled high down
ridge and spiraled consistently (accompanied by two local Red-taileds)
north but then  vanished beyond 10x binoc range just overhead in clear blue
sky. Counted, but made us wonder if other migrators escaped without notice
at high altitude beyond visual range. But with clear skies and three
experienced watchers, including a scope, unlikely. An immature Golden Eagle
circled Red Rocks and moved north, caught a thermal by Cabrini, then turned
back south. We speculated it was escorting the migrating Bald Eagle (which
would not be the first time i've seen a senior being escorted by a youngin
in the news).  Non-migrating raptors: GOEA (1), AMKE (2), RTHA (6). 

Non-raptor Observations:
A couple of Monarch Butterflies criss-crossed the platform. NON-RAPTORS
SEEN OR HEARD: Northern Flicker (3), Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay (3),
Black-billed Magpie (4), Black-capped Chickadee (1), Western Bluebird (1),
Townsend's Solitaire (3), Spotted Towhee (5) heard all day, Western
Meadowlark (2). All reported on eBird.  

Predictions:
Expect good weather and a mostly dry trail up from the Stego lot. Tell me a
better way to spend a day than being a citizen scientist – in Colorado! 
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bird Conservancy of the Rockies 
(jeff.birek AT birdconservancy.org) 

Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies information may be found at:
http://www.birdconservancy.org/


Site Description:
Dinosaur Ridge is the only regularly staffed hawkwatch in Colorado and is
the best place in the world to see migrating Ferruginous Hawks. Dinosaur
Ridge may be the best place in the country to see the rare dark morph of
the Broad-winged Hawk (a few are seen each spring). Hawkwatchers who linger
long enough may see resident Golden Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks and Prairie
Falcons, in addition to migrating Swainson's, Cooper's and Sharp-shinned
Hawks, American Kestrels and Turkey Vultures. Peregrine Falcons and
Ferruginous Hawks are uncommon; Northern Goshawk is rare but regular.
Non-raptor species include Rock Wren, and sometimes Bushtit, Western
Bluebird, Sandhill Crane, White-throated Swift, American White Pelican or
Dusky Grouse. Birders are always welcome. 
The hawkwatch is generally staffed by volunteers from Bird Conservancy of
the Rockies from about 9 AM to around 3 PM from March 1st to May 7th.

Directions to site:
From exit 259 on I-70 towards Morrison, drive south under freeway and take
left into first parking lot, the Stegosaurus lot. Follow small signs from
the south side of lot to hawkwatch site. The hike starts heading east on an
old two-track and quickly turns south onto a trail on the west side of the
ridge. When the trail nears the top of the ridge, turn left, head through
the gate, and walk to the clearly-visible, flat area at the crest of the
ridge.

Subject: Braddock Bay (02 Apr 2017) 1886 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 16:56:47 -0800
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture            1653           1730           5854
Osprey                       2              4              5
Bald Eagle                   9             10             87
Northern Harrier             9             14            113
Sharp-shinned Hawk          11             12             30
Cooper's Hawk               16             17             79
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk         47             47            236
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk            119            127            486
Rough-legged Hawk            3              3             23
Golden Eagle                 2              2              4
American Kestrel            11             12             46
Merlin                       4              5             13
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              5
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                    1886           1983           6981
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:45:00 
Observation end   time: 18:00:00 
Total observation time: 10.25 hours

Official Counter:        Bob Baez

Observers:        Alex Fisher, Bridget Watts, Daena Ford, Ed Sailer,
                  Greg Lawrence, Jay Powell, Mike Gullo, Mike Tetlow,
                  Pat Martin, Shelly Rackovski

Visitors:
Lots of nice guests and many contributing eyes. A fun day with lots of
birds. Exceptional finding and iding by Mike Tetlow, Greg Lawrence, Jay
Powell and Bridget Watts. 


Weather:
No glove day. Moderate W for 3hours, then WSW for 2 hours, then NW and then
E in last hour. Cloud cover from 30 % to 60 %, high temp of 59.

Raptor Observations:
2 Golden Eagle day. 

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Raven, 10 Sandhill Cranes, Ruddy Ducks.

Predictions:
Warm but mostly E winds. I expect birds but not like today.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Baez (caau99 AT yahoo.com)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


Subject: Hamburg Hawk Watch (02 Apr 2017) 1609 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 16:21:31 -0800
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture            1483           1485           6598
Osprey                       1              1              3
Bald Eagle                   6              6             17
Northern Harrier             0              1              8
Sharp-shinned Hawk          15             15             42
Cooper's Hawk                9             11             48
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk         25             25            117
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             65             65            333
Rough-legged Hawk            1              1              6
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             2              2             31
Merlin                       0              0              4
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            2              2              4
Unknown Buteo                0              0             20
Unknown Falcon               0              0              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                    1609           1614           7234
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00 
Observation end   time: 15:30:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        Sharon Sisti

Observers:        Carol Lukazewski, Fred Harrington, Jim Landau, John Thill,
                  Karen Murphy, Kevin Peters, Peter Yoerg

Visitors:
Jim Landau
Joe Thill
Sue Harrington
Fred Harrington
Sandy Radigan
Peter Yoerg
Karen Murphy
Kevin Peters
Jay Burney
JaJean Burney
Carol Lukazewski


Weather:
Upper 40's.  Strong SW wind early in count, increased cloud cover
throughout count by the hour.  

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Two Sandhill Cranes in flight.

Predictions:
NOAA
Scattered sprinkles before 8am, then a chance of showers after 3pm. Cloudy,
with a high near 66. Southeast wind 7 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is
30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Sharon Sisti (sharonsisti AT yahoo.com)


Subject: MPG Ranch (02 Apr 2017) 25 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 16:15:46 -0800
MPG Ranch
Florence, Montana, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               8             11             61
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   3              3             46
Northern Harrier             1              1             28
Sharp-shinned Hawk           3              3             15
Cooper's Hawk                0              1              4
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              8             21            263
Rough-legged Hawk            0              1             24
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Ferruginous Hawk             0              0              1
Golden Eagle                 2              2             23
American Kestrel             0              0              8
Merlin                       0              0              4
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              2
Prairie Falcon               0              0              2
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              5
Unknown Falcon               0              0              2
Unknown Eagle                0              0              1
Unknown Raptor               0              0              1

Total:                      25             43            490
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:45:00 
Total observation time: 5.75 hours

Official Counter:        RVRI

Observers:        Jack Toriello, Stephen

Weather:
Wind was a factor during the count period changing from West to Northwest.
Wind gusts exceeded 30 mph and sustained winds were at times over 20 mph.
The skies had a clear start with clouds moving in as the day progressed.
Very light snow fell in the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Even with high winds from the west, there were 25 migrants counted.

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Kate Stone (kstone AT mpgranch.com)


Subject: Ripley Hawk Watch (02 Apr 2017) 2872 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 16:14:45 -0800
Ripley Hawk Watch
Ripley, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture            2694           2821           9098
Osprey                       1              1              4
Bald Eagle                   2              2             27
Northern Harrier             6              6             12
Sharp-shinned Hawk          25             25             93
Cooper's Hawk                6              6             23
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk         25             26            131
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk            100            104            466
Rough-legged Hawk            2              2              2
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             9              9            110
Merlin                       0              0              2
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              2
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               2              2              8

Total:                    2872           3004           9978
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Gil Randell

Observers:        

Visitors:
Sam Stull, Bev O'Reilly, Rob Ball, and our wonderful host Jeanne Mead.


Weather:
Moderate westerly winds, mostly cloudy skies and a high of 55 degrees.The
predominantly west winds dispersed the birds across the lake plain at our
inland site on Parker Road.  Mostly sunny skies contributed to the lovely
early April day.

Raptor Observations:
A better showing of raptors with some interspersed among the ubiquitous
turkey vultures.  Great looks at our first rough-leg, an osprey and several
harriers.  A close encounter with a sharpie that dove at our crew of
observers and swirled  among us at ankle height before grazing a few heads
on its way to the northeast.  One local bald eagle.

Non-raptor Observations:
A big day for vultures, some kettles over 100 birds, increasing in number
throughout the day.  TV's cruised through steadily with no break in the
flight.

Bluebirds, seven loons, four great blue herons and two sandhill cranes.

A great crew consisting of Julie Leonard, Terry Mahoney, Keith Stock, Mike
Ceci and Jann Randell.

Predictions:
Overcast with southeasterly winds and a high in the mid 50's.  Possible
rain in the evening.  Conditions could be good for a continuation of
today's flight.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gilbert Randell (janngil AT fairpoint.net)


Subject: DOAS - Davis State Park (02 Apr 2017) 24 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 15:08:39 -0800
DOAS - Davis State Park
Westford, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              14             14             33
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   1              1              4
Northern Harrier             0              0              2
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              3
Cooper's Hawk                1              1              3
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              1              1
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              5              5             19
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              1
Golden Eagle                 1              1             14
American Kestrel             1              1              5
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              3

Total:                      24             24             88
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter:        Becky Gretton, Tom Salo

Observers:        Becky Gretton, Diane Graf, Pete Sorbera

Visitors:
Tanner Sorbera, Joe Ritton


Weather:
Light to moderate NW wind, sunny skies becoming more overcast.

Raptor Observations:
Juv. GE 10:50, Ad. BE 11:15
Local RTs, CH, BEs, AK, NH

Non-raptor Observations:
Bluebirds, Killdeer, Tree Swallow

Predictions:
Southerly wind, warm temps.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Becky Gretton ()
DOAS - Davis State Park information may be found at:
www.doas.us


Subject: Bradbury Mountain State Park (02 Apr 2017) 91 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 15:08:30 -0800
Bradbury Mountain State Park
Pownal, Maine, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              66             66            326
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   7              7             42
Northern Harrier             0              0              4
Sharp-shinned Hawk           3              3             15
Cooper's Hawk                2              2             10
Northern Goshawk             0              0              2
Red-shouldered Hawk          5              5             53
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              7              7             69
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             1              1              2
Merlin                       0              0              1
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              1
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              4

Total:                      91             91            530
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Zane Baker

Observers:        Dave Gulick, John Lorenc

Visitors:
30 people came to the hawkwatch on this fine Sunday.
People took advantage of the fleeting snow. 
Snowmobiles may have made there final visit to the summit for this season.
Thanks to everyone who helped search high and low with me today. Some great
catches of birds, which may have gone undetected without the extra eyes.


Weather:
Well, today's weather was a pleasant surprise. The predicted winds and
afternoon clouds never appeared.
Wind was very light, out of the north northwest. An occasional gust came up
two to three times, but was still pretty tame.
Clouds dissipated as the day progressed, and remained scattered. A great
looking sky for finding birds overhead.
Temperatures climbed into the forties by the afternoon, yet felt much
warmer when the sun made direct contact with your skin.
Glare from the fresh snow caused some squinting early on. By the end of the
day, most of the Granite summit had  melted and evaporated.
I was made aware today, that this March was the 8th coldest on record for
Portland, and tied 2014 for the most days (10) which did not rise above 32
degrees Fahrenheit. A likely contributing factor to low migrants, early in
the season.

Raptor Observations:
It was another good day for Turkey Vulture migration. They started moving
early, with a small lull midday, before picking up steam again.
Local Eagles are still being seen to our southwest, scouting out some farm
fields with possible food.
Migrant Eagles today were mostly immature, with a few birds displaying some
very light plumage overall.
At the close of the day, an adult Bald Eagle flew past, with what looked
like fishing gear wrapped around its feet. The bird could be seen picking
at it.
The more logical explanation would be that the bird was collecting nesting
material and simply adjusting its grip. Let's hope so.

Non-raptor Observations:
Besides raptors, there were not many other birds flying or vocalizing
today.
Only 16 species were seen or heard.

Predictions:
Tomorrow is shaping up to be another nice day.
High temps could be similar to today, in the high 40's and possible
breaking 50.
Cloud cover remains light over the region, and winds should to be light
from the northwest.
Too bad it's the start of the work week.
Seems like another good day for flying, and with more precipitation on the
way for Tuesday, we could potentially see more movement similar to what
happened on Friday.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (freeportwildbird AT yahoo.com)
Bradbury Mountain State Park information may be found at:
www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/hawkwatch.asp


Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (02 Apr 2017) 30 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 15:06:45 -0800
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2017
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0              0
TV                          14             14             19
OS                           1              1              1
BE                           0              0              0
NH                           1              1              1
SS                           4              4              4
CH                           0              0              0
NG                           0              0              0
RS                           0              0              1
BW                           0              0              0
RT                          10             10             16
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0              0              7
AK                           0              0              0
ML                           0              0              1
PG                           0              0              0
UA                           0              0              0
UB                           0              0              0
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           0              0              0

Total:                      30             30             50
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Observation start time: 11:30:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Official Counter:        Greg Grove

Observers:        Greg Grove

Visitors:
6


Weather:
Pt Cloudy, Light NW wind.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Common Loons - 13
========================================================================
Report submitted by Greg Grove (gwg2 AT psu.edu)


Subject: Barre Falls (02 Apr 2017) 24 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 14:27:58 -0800
Barre Falls
Barre, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2017
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               2              2              2
Osprey                       1              1              1
Bald Eagle                   1              1              1
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              0
Northern Goshawk             1              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              1              1
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             15             15             15
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             2              2              2
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1              1              1

Total:                      24             24             24
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Observation start time: 08:15:00 
Observation end   time: 13:30:00 
Total observation time: 5.25 hours

Official Counter:        Donna Schilling

Observers:        David Grant, Jim Emerton

Weather:
Scattered clouds, decreasing through the morning. Northwest wind 8-12 mph.
Temperature 35-54F.

Raptor Observations:
A great start to our Spring hawk watch!

Non-raptor Observations:
Pileated Woodpecker 1; Rusty Blackbird 3; Eastern Bluebird 2; American Crow
30, heading north together; Common Raven 2 (the Barre Falls pair)
========================================================================
Report submitted by  (dschilling15 AT verizon.net)


Subject: Presque Isle (02 Apr 2017) 1897 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 13:40:18 -0800
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2017
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture            1809           1809           6372
Osprey                       1              1              2
Bald Eagle                   2              2             16
Northern Harrier             0              0             14
Sharp-shinned Hawk           7              7             90
Cooper's Hawk                6              6             19
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk         30             30            151
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             18             18            181
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              6
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            17             17            167
Merlin                       1              1              4
Peregrine Falcon             1              1              3
Unknown Accipiter            2              2              3
Unknown Buteo                3              3             19
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                    1897           1897           7047
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:30:00 
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter:        Jerry McWilliams

Observers:        Jerry McWilliams, Ken Felix, Russ States

Visitors:
Russ States and Ken Felix assisted with the count.  Paul and Cheryl stopped
by to enjoy the flight.  My wife Linda stopped by to see how the flight was
going.


Weather:
Clear skies with cirrus clouds and multiple jet contrails made for good
viewing.  SW winds early quickly shifting to the WNW to 15 mph. Mild temps.
in the mid 50s.

Raptor Observations:
Pockets of vultures streaming through all day with just a few hawks among
them.  Birds were flying low and along the lake until the wind shift at
1000 hrs. then the birds moved inland.  They drifted from almost out of
site to the south to suddenly moving back closer to the lake as the winds
shifted briefly from the NW to the west. Vulture numbers really dropped off
between 1000 and 1200 hrs. EST, then quickly picked up the final couple of
hours. I suspect many birds gave us the slip to the south when the NW wind
kicked in.

Non-raptor Observations:
A couple of Sandhill Cranes moved past the watch independently for the
highlight of the day.  Other non-raptor migrants included Canada Goose 10,
Common Loon  17, Double-crested Cormorant  95, Eastern Phoebe  1, Northern
Flicker  3, Horned Lark  5

Predictions:
SE winds and rising temps. could be could for another decent flight if the
rain holds off.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jerry McWilliams (jerrymcw AT aol.com)
Presque Isle information may be found at:
http://www.presqueisleaudubon.org


Subject: Allegheny Front (02 Apr 2017) 4 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 13:00:50 -0800
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2017
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0              0
TV                           0              0             60
OS                           0              0              5
BE                           0              0             18
NH                           0              1              8
SS                           1              1             17
CH                           0              0             10
NG                           0              0              1
RS                           0              0             24
BW                           0              0              0
RT                           1              1            124
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           1              1             60
AK                           0              0              4
ML                           0              0              2
PG                           0              0              1
UA                           1              1              2
UB                           0              0              4
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           0              0              8

Total:                       4              5            348
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter:        Bob Stewart

Observers:        Jim Rocco

Visitors:
10
Jim Rocco helped with spotting.


Weather:
Moderate to light winds out of WNW.
Temp 1 degree C to 11 degrees C.
Morning blue skies turning mostly cloudy in afternoon.
Visibility 27 km.
Haze.

Raptor Observations:
4 migrating raptors
1 Golden Eagle at 12:42 Adult far out over the valley.

Non-raptor Observations:
tree swallow, pileated woodpecker, red-bellied woodpecker, black capped
chickadee, golden crown kinglet.

Predictions:
Similar to today. 
Wind out of the SE 10 to 15 mph.
High of 57degrees.
Rain possible in afternoon.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Stewart (bob AT stewart.net)


Subject: College Creek (02 Apr 2017) 153 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 12:59:08 -0800
College Creek
Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2017
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                3             12            108
Turkey Vulture             125            165            923
Osprey                       8              9             58
Bald Eagle                   1              2             31
Northern Harrier             7              9             12
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1              2             11
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              2
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              4              4             13
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             3              3              5
Merlin                       0              1              1
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1              1              2

Total:                     153            208           1166
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00 
Observation end   time: 12:15:00 
Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Official Counter:        Brian Taber

Observers:        Bill Williams

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (Taberzz AT aol.com)
College Creek information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


Subject: Bethany Hawkwatch (02 Apr 2017) 119 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 12:07:51 -0800
Bethany Hawkwatch
Mankato, Minnesota, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2017
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              26             34             48
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   8             19            797
Northern Harrier            11             11             15
Sharp-shinned Hawk          19             20             34
Cooper's Hawk                1              1             11
Northern Goshawk             0              0              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              1              1
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             53             54            103
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              2
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              1
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              2
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                     119            140           1015
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:30:00 
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter:        Marty Rost

Observers:        Jim Amundson

Weather:
cloudy with south/southeast winds

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Mary Rost ()
Bethany Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.blc.edu


Subject: Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park (02 Apr 2017) 2314 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 10:59:04 -0800
Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park
Mission, Texas, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2017
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture               25             25            330
Turkey Vulture              93            153          16239
Osprey                       1              3             47
Swallow-tailed Kite          0              0              1
White-tailed Kite            1              1             32
Mississippi Kite             0              0              7
Bald Eagle                   0              0              0
Northern Harrier             0              0              7
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1              1             15
Cooper's Hawk                2              2             30
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              1             13
Broad-winged Hawk         2175           2186           4566
Swainson's Hawk              8             12             42
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              6
Ferruginous Hawk             0              0              0
White-tailed Hawk            0              0              3
Short-tailed Hawk            0              0              0
Zone-tailed Hawk             0              0              3
Harris's Hawk                2              4             54
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              3
Merlin                       0              0              1
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Prairie Falcon               0              0              0
Crested Caracara             1              2             34
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0
Gray Hawk                    4              6             64
Hook-billed Kite             0              0              1

Total:                    2314           2397          21499
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 12:00:00 
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter:        John Kaye

Observers:        Gloria Galindo, Joaquin Galindo, John Merino,
                  Richard Galindo

Visitors:
Eight experienced adult birders and three experienced kids visited. Two of
the adults and their three children assisted in the count for four hours
along with another two adults for three hours. One of the adults stayed for
three hours and the rest for 90 minutes. Most of our time was spent
actually identifying migrating raptors in the air but far away.


Weather:
Skies were overcast until 11:00 and then clear. Winds were mild. Temps
ranged from 22ºC to 32ºC. Humidity was high. There was no precipitation.
Visibility was unlimited. Barometric pressure rose from 29.78 to 29.82
inches of Mercury. Dew points ranged from 70ºF to 71ºF. 


Raptor Observations:
11 migrating raptor species were seen. We also saw four local Gray Hawks.
Activity was crowded into the second hour with 2200 raptors for the
morning. 


Non-raptor Observations:
40 other species were observed. The bird of the day was Brown-crested
Flycatcher (first of the season). 
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park 
(roy.rodriguez AT tpwd.state.tx.us) 

Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park information may be found at:
http://www.worldbirdingcenter.org/


Subject: Sylvan Beach (02 Apr 2017) Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 10:42:19 -0800
Sylvan Beach
La Porte, Texas, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2017
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              3            131
Turkey Vulture               0              3            115
Osprey                       0              1             14
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              2
Swallow-tailed Kite          0              0             13
White-tailed Kite            0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              7
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0            139
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              1
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              9
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              7
White-tailed Hawk            0              0              0
Zone-tailed Hawk             0              0              0
Ferruginous Hawk             0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              1
Prairie Falcon               0              0              0
Aplomado Falcon              0              0              0
Crested Caracara             0              1             12
Bald Eagle                   0              0              3
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              2
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0             15

Total:                       0              8            471
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 11:00:00 
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter:        John and Lynn Wright

Observers:        Janeane Bacon, Jon Johns

Weather:
It was a very damp and overcast day at the Sylvan Beach Spring Hawk Watch. 
A light rain started and ended the count.  Strong winds out of the SSE,
74-76F, 98% humidity, barometric pressure 29.74, 100% cloud cover and low
visibility.

Raptor Observations:
No migrating raptors were seen and only a few local Black and Turkey
Vultures were out.  We did see a pair of Swainson's Hawks hunting over the
golf course.

Non-raptor Observations:
The Swallows were flying along with the Laughing Gulls, Chimney Swifts,
Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Great Egrets, White Ibis, one lone Roseate
Spoonbill, American Crow, and an Eastern Bluebird.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Lynn Wright (lynn-wright AT comcast.net)


Subject: Borrego Valley (01 Apr 2017) 3 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 09:33:20 -0800
Borrego Valley
Borrego Springs, California, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 01, 2017
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0             85
Osprey                       0              0              1
Bald Eagle                   0              0              0
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              2
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              3
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Swainson's Hawk              3              3          11567
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Ferruginous Hawk             0              0              1
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              1
Prairie Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                       3              3          11660
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 10:00:00 
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter:        Laura Webb

Observers:        

Visitors:
Six visitors helped observe.


Weather:
Mostly clear with light breeze and mild.

Raptor Observations:
First lift off was one SWHA up in the east at 0754. This bird came close to
the old morning site on its way up Coyote Canyon - could be seen with the
naked eye, to the delight of the photographers. An additional 2 SWHA also
migrated up Coyote, but became so high that they could not be seen with
scopes. One non-migrating RTHA was noted.

Non-raptor Observations:
Mockingbird imitating kingbirds, Lark Sparrows and Painted Lady
Butterflies.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Robert Theriault (rtheriau AT uci.edu)


Subject: Tussey Mountain (01 Apr 2017) 31 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 03:43:19 -0800
Tussey Mountain
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 01, 2017
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0             16
Turkey Vulture               2              2            267
Osprey                       0              0              3
Bald Eagle                   5              5             26
Northern Harrier             0              0              8
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1              1             55
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              7
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0             31
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             22             22            158
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              1
Golden Eagle                 1              1            172
American Kestrel             0              0             24
Merlin                       0              0              2
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              3
Unknown Buteo                0              0              4
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              4

Total:                      31             31            782
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:30:00 
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter:        Lewis Grove

Observers:        

Visitors:
Barbara Perkons, Didem Ikis


Weather:
10-20 mph NW winds and a high temperature around 40F.  Low, thick clouds
hung over the mountain all day.

Raptor Observations:
Only a few things moving on the heavy air including a number of adult Bald
Eagles.

GOEA: 1334 Ad

BAEA: 0938 Ad, 1050 Ad, 1125 Sub, 1128 Ad, 1447 Ad; southbound 1012 Sub

Non-raptor Observations:
All birds detected:

TUVU - 10; AMRO - 3; CANG - 11; SOSP - 2; CORA - 5; AMCR - 8; PIWO - 2;
HAWO - 1; BCCH - 2; WBNU - 1

Migrants:
COGR - 5; COLO - 7; RWBL - 2; AMGO - 7

Predictions:
Clear, sunny and much warmer with light to moderate WNW winds.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Lewis Grove (zugunlew AT gmail.com)
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/


Subject: Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (30 Mar 2017) 13 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:16:46 -0800
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Colorado, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 30, 2017
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   0              9              9
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             10             10
Cooper's Hawk                0              5              5
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             10            180            180
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Ferruginous Hawk             1              5              5
Golden Eagle                 0              3              3
American Kestrel             0             12             12
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              2              2
Prairie Falcon               0              1              1
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              4              4
Unknown Buteo                2             15             15
Unknown Falcon               0              3              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              7              7

Total:                      13            256            256
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:15:00 
Observation end   time: 13:00:00 
Total observation time: 4.75 hours

Official Counter:        Joyce Commercon

Observers:        Lee Farrell, Linda Farrell

Visitors:
Lee and Linda Farrell were indispensable in helping spot and follow the
high-flying migrants today. We were joined by Janice Sweet, a HawkWatcher
from Illinois; the extra eyes on the sky were very welcome. There were a
fair number of bikers and hikers, with and without dogs, on the trail
today. Many came to the platform, mostly for the view.


Weather:
The day was warm and mostly cloudy, with thick cover to the north and west
and overhead in the first and last hours of the watch. Otherwise,
cloud-cover was a shifting mix of thick cumulus with thin veils of cirrus
that hovered mostly near 70% coverage. Today’s mild winds (mostly bft 1-2)
were variable but came mostly from the east or southeast. Temperatures rose
from 12 C to 22 C. Visibility was very good.

Raptor Observations:
The highlight of the day was an adult Ferruginous Hawk that migrated north
along the Ridge, easily visible. The other migrants were either Red-tailed
Hawks or suspected Red-tailed Hawks (listed as unidentified buteos). Most
of these passed high and just to the west of the Ridge. Some circled up
extremely high over I70 and Cabrini before heading north. A large burst of
migrant activity occurred in the 15 minutes before noon MST with 9 possible
migrants being spotted during that time, five of which circled up high in a
kettle over Cabrini. Seven of these were confirmed to move northward.  Two
from the kettle were lost and not seen to move north. All migrants, except
the Ferruginous Hawk, were at the limit of unaided vision or beyond. A
local male American Kestrel made a few appearances throughout the day. A
local Prairie Falcon was spotted overtop the Ridge south of the platform
before it headed back south.

Non-raptor Observations:
A Canyon Wren was heard again several times today during the first hour of
the watch. Eleven Western Bluebirds slipped by in Rooney Valley, heading
north. A pair of Common Ravens, taking a rest from flying in tandem, landed
on the power poles nearby. Also seen or heard were Townsend’s Solitaire,
Spotted Towhee, Black-billed Magpie, Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, Northern
Flicker, and White-throated Swift. 25 elk were spotted south of Lookout
Mountain in the early morning.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bird Conservancy of the Rockies 
(jeff.birek AT birdconservancy.org) 

Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies information may be found at:
http://www.birdconservancy.org/


Site Description:
Dinosaur Ridge is the only regularly staffed hawkwatch in Colorado and is
the best place in the world to see migrating Ferruginous Hawks. Dinosaur
Ridge may be the best place in the country to see the rare dark morph of
the Broad-winged Hawk (a few are seen each spring). Hawkwatchers who linger
long enough may see resident Golden Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks and Prairie
Falcons, in addition to migrating Swainson's, Cooper's and Sharp-shinned
Hawks, American Kestrels and Turkey Vultures. Peregrine Falcons and
Ferruginous Hawks are uncommon; Northern Goshawk is rare but regular.
Non-raptor species include Rock Wren, and sometimes Bushtit, Western
Bluebird, Sandhill Crane, White-throated Swift, American White Pelican or
Dusky Grouse. Birders are always welcome. 
The hawkwatch is generally staffed by volunteers from Bird Conservancy of
the Rockies from about 9 AM to around 3 PM from March 1st to May 7th.

Directions to site:
From exit 259 on I-70 towards Morrison, drive south under freeway and take
left into first parking lot, the Stegosaurus lot. Follow small signs from
the south side of lot to hawkwatch site. The hike starts heading east on an
old two-track and quickly turns south onto a trail on the west side of the
ridge. When the trail nears the top of the ridge, turn left, head through
the gate, and walk to the clearly-visible, flat area at the crest of the
ridge.

Subject: College Creek (01 Apr 2017) 55 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 13:46:47 -0800
College Creek
Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 01, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                9              9            105
Turkey Vulture              40             40            798
Osprey                       1              1             50
Bald Eagle                   1              1             30
Northern Harrier             2              2              5
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1              1             10
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              2
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              9
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              2
Merlin                       1              1              1
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              1

Total:                      55             55           1013
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:45:00 
Observation end   time: 11:45:00 
Total observation time: 2 hours

Official Counter:        Bill Williams

Observers:        Bill Williams

Visitors:
Wolter Deboot from Belgium; biking across the US


Weather:
15 to 18 degree; north to northwest wind at 5-15 mph; clouds increased to
almost 100% cover by 11:30 a.m. (EST)

Raptor Observations:
Merlin unsuccessfully chased a small passerine

Non-raptor Observations:
5 American White Pelicans soared above Hog Islamd WMA
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (Taberzz AT aol.com)
College Creek information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


Subject: Ripley Hawk Watch (29 Mar 2017) 855 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:26:37 -0800
Ripley Hawk Watch
Ripley, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 29, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture             741           6277           6277
Osprey                       0              3              3
Bald Eagle                   6             25             25
Northern Harrier             0              6              6
Sharp-shinned Hawk           3             68             68
Cooper's Hawk                3             17             17
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk         21            105            105
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             81            362            362
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0            101            101
Merlin                       0              2              2
Peregrine Falcon             0              2              2
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              6              6

Total:                     855           6974           6974
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00 
Observation end   time: 14:30:00 
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter:        Gil Randell

Observers:        

Visitors:
Rob Ball and Rose and Greg Wentzel.


Weather:
Sunny skies with temperatures in the mid 40's and light northerly winds
that pushed the flight south of the lake shore.  Some clouds to the south
but much of the flight was observed against clear blue, difficult skies to
the west.  All things considered, a lovely day for hawk watching.

Raptor Observations:
The light winds allowed the birds to spread out over a fairly wide front. 
A number of red-tails, red-shoulders and six bald eagles but surprisingly
little else.  Only one local bald eagle.

Non-raptor Observations:
A slow, steady stream of turkey vultures but no large kettles.  A single
raven soared along the side of the escarpment.

Today's crew consisted of Jann Randell, Mel (welcome back!) Freeborough,
Terry Mahoney, Dave Cooney, John Antonevich, Mike Ceci, and Jill and Berk
Adams.

Predictions:
Colder with temperatures in the 30's and moderate easterly winds.  Overcast
in the morning and a possibility of rain around noon.  Activity before the
rain?
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gilbert Randell (janngil AT fairpoint.net)


Subject: Gunsight Mountain (29 Mar 2017) 67 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 05:45:01 -0800
Gunsight Mountain
Eureka, Alaska, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 29, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
OS                           0              0              0
BE                           0              0              0
NH                           0              0              0
SS                           0              0              0
NG                           4             19             19
RT                           0              0              0
RL                           0              0              0
GE                          63            444            444
AK                           0              0              0
ML                           0              0              0
PG                           0              0              0
GY                           0              1              1
UA                           0              0              0
UB                           0              0              0
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           0              0              0

Total:                      67            464            464
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Frank Simeone

Observers:        Frank Nicoletti

Weather:
Warm, south winds most of the day.

Raptor Observations:
BAEA 3.

Non-raptor Observations:
GRAJ 1, BBMA 2, CORA 5, SNBU 45, PIGR 2, CORE 35.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Neil Paprocki (npaprocki AT hawkwatch.org)
Gunsight Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.hawkwatch.org/migration/item/996-gunsight-mountain


Subject: College Creek (30 Mar 2017) 30 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:15:29 -0800
College Creek
Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 30, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             71             96
Turkey Vulture              25            473            758
Osprey                       3             49             49
Bald Eagle                   2             19             29
Northern Harrier             0              2              3
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              6              9
Cooper's Hawk                0              1              2
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              3              9
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              2              2
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              1

Total:                      30            626            958
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 10:30:00 
Total observation time: 1.5 hours

Official Counter:        Brian Taber

Observers:        

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (Taberzz AT aol.com)
College Creek information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


Subject: College Creek (29 Mar 2017) 33 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:11:29 -0800
College Creek
Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 29, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                5             71             96
Turkey Vulture              23            448            733
Osprey                       5             46             46
Bald Eagle                   0             17             27
Northern Harrier             0              2              3
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              6              9
Cooper's Hawk                0              1              2
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              3              9
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              2              2
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              1

Total:                      33            596            928
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 11:30:00 
Total observation time: 2.5 hours

Official Counter:        Brian Taber

Observers:        Bill Williams

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (Taberzz AT aol.com)
College Creek information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


Subject: Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park (01 Apr 2017) 83 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 11:24:30 -0800
Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park
Mission, Texas, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 01, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0            305
Turkey Vulture              60             60          16146
Osprey                       2              2             46
Swallow-tailed Kite          0              0              1
White-tailed Kite            0              0             31
Mississippi Kite             0              0              7
Bald Eagle                   0              0              0
Northern Harrier             0              0              7
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0             14
Cooper's Hawk                0              0             28
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0             12
Broad-winged Hawk           11             11           2391
Swainson's Hawk              4              4             34
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              6
Ferruginous Hawk             0              0              0
White-tailed Hawk            0              0              3
Short-tailed Hawk            0              0              0
Zone-tailed Hawk             0              0              3
Harris's Hawk                2              2             52
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              3
Merlin                       0              0              1
Peregrine Falcon             1              1              1
Prairie Falcon               0              0              0
Crested Caracara             1              1             33
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0
Gray Hawk                    2              2             60
Hook-billed Kite             0              0              1

Total:                      83             83          19185
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 12:00:00 
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter:        John Kaye

Observers:        John Merino

Visitors:
Six adults visited the tower. One was an experienced hawk who assisted with
the count for three hours. Three were experienced birders who stayed for an
hour. The last two were non-birders who absorbed everything I could tell
them about raptors in migration. They stayed for an hour.


Weather:
Skies were partly cloudy. Winds were brisk. Temps ranged from 24ºC to 28ºC.
Humidity was high. There was no precipitation. Visibility was limited by
haze. Barometric pressure rose from 29.74 to 29.77 inches of Mercury. Dew
points ranged from 68ºF to 71ºF. 


Raptor Observations:
Seven migrating raptor species were seen. We also saw two local Gray Hawks.
Activity was agonizingly slow all morning. We had no lift-off of local
overnight raptors and the few that showed up were way up and far away.


Non-raptor Observations:
33 other species were observed. The bird of the day was Peregrine Falcon,
seen only because I was watching a TUVU and hoping it would change itself
into a ZTHA. Needless to say I gave up on the vulture immediately after
seeing the falcon higher up.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park 
(roy.rodriguez AT tpwd.state.tx.us) 

Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park information may be found at:
http://www.worldbirdingcenter.org/


Subject: Presque Isle (29 Mar 2017) 160 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:33:40 -0800
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 29, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture             146           4518           4563
Osprey                       0              1              1
Bald Eagle                   2             14             14
Northern Harrier             0             14             14
Sharp-shinned Hawk           4             83             83
Cooper's Hawk                0             13             13
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          6            121            121
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              1            158            163
Rough-legged Hawk            1              6              6
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0            150            150
Merlin                       0              3              3
Peregrine Falcon             0              2              2
Unknown Accipiter            0              1              1
Unknown Buteo                0             16             16
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                     160           5100           5150
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 13:00:00 
Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Official Counter:        Jerry McWilliams

Observers:        Jerry McWilliams

Visitors:
David Sublette


Weather:
Clear, light NE wind, temps. in the low 40s.

Raptor Observations:
The flight was sparse and sporadic.  Vultures were scattered across the sky
from the lakeshore well inland and south of the watch.  All hawks were
moving low and along the lake. Highlight was a dark morph Rough-legged
Hawk.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Loon--1, American crow--50+-, Eastern Phoebe--1

Predictions:
East winds early switching to SE later.  With a warm front moving in from
the south, perhaps there will be some birds ahead of it.  
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jerry McWilliams (jerrymcw AT aol.com)
Presque Isle information may be found at:
http://www.presqueisleaudubon.org


Subject: Grimsby, ON - Beamer Conservation Area (01 Apr 2017) 100 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 15:57:34 -0800
Grimsby, ON - Beamer Conservation Area
Grimsby, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 01, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              1
Turkey Vulture              76             76           2149
Osprey                       0              0              1
Bald Eagle                   1              1             22
Northern Harrier             1              1             12
Sharp-shinned Hawk           3              3             79
Cooper's Hawk                0              0             39
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          5              5            258
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             13             13            614
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              7
Golden Eagle                 0              0              4
American Kestrel             1              1             19
Merlin                       0              0              5
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              2
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0             27
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              5

Total:                     100            100           3244
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Phil Waggett

Observers:        Andrew Don, Barry Cherriere, Bruce Campbell, Matt Mills

Visitors:
Several visitors.  Matt Mills & Sandy Darling conducted a Hawk
Identification Workshop that was attended by approx. 25 people.   Also
visiting were Jennifer & Derek Lyon, Barry Cherriere, Andrew Don, Tim
Foran, Sara Handrigan, Lois Evans, and Bruce Campbell.


Weather:
Overcast for most of the morning with skies gradually clearing at 1pm.  A
moderate north to north-west wind in the morning gradually diminishing as
the day progressed.  Temperature stayed cool at 2 deg.C. in the morning
rising to 
7 degrees in the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Migratory activity as expected was light today, primarily turkey vultures. 
Local TV's were very active today, as were the local coops (displaying at
least 3 times) and red-tails.
The highlight was an adult bald eagle which soared over the tower at 2:18.

Non-raptor Observations:
A few migrants were noted--great blue herons, common loon (1), an eastern
phoebe, and a few song sparrows.  Also a quiet day.  A red fox was observed
immediately south of the tower.

Predictions:
Fairweather with a light westerly wind--likely a better flight than today,
especially buteos.   Monday is looking very good with fair weather until
late when a front crosses the area but the east winds forecast should be
very favourable.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Phil Waggett ()
Grimsby, ON - Beamer Conservation Area information may be found at:
http://www.niagarapeninsulahawkwatch.org/


Site Description:
Hawk migration monitoring at the Beamer Memorial Conservation Area in
Grimsby, Ontario is conducted by the Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch (NPH). All
counting is done by volunteers. Not all members are counters nor does a
counter have to be a member. Typically one person is the designated counter
for each day but other observers present assist with the spotting and
identification.  Counting is done from a steel observation tower with a
wooden floor. For wind protection on cold days, particularly in March, a
black plastic wind guard is installed around the tower's platform. This
platform easily accommodates ten people but on most busy days, no more than
five or six observers would be on it.  

The site lies within a publicly accessible property owned by the Niagara
Peninsula Conservation Authority. There is no charge for admittance. The
tower stands in the centre of a mowed area with a gravel ring road near the
outer edge. This provides lots of room to park vehicles (along the road)
and set up lawn chairs, telescopes and cameras. Toilet facilities are
present.  During the counting season, the NPH erect a counting board to
display seven day's worth of observation data for the public. The box
enclosing the sign contains brochures and silhouette sheets for the public
as well as bulletin boards with news and historical sighting records.

 

Directions to site:
To get to Beamer CA, take the QEW to Exit 71/72, follow Christie
St./Mountain St. to the top of the escarpment, turn right on Ridge Road
West, and go 1.6km to Quarry Rd. Turn right on Quarry Rd. and drive 100m to
the conservation area. Parking is normally available inside the park. If
parking at the entrance or on the roads, do NOT leave valuables in your
car.

Please note: Data in this report is not official until reviewed and finalized 
after the end of the season. ©2017 Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch 



Subject: College Creek (28 Mar 2017) 12 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:06:34 -0800
College Creek
Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 28, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             66             91
Turkey Vulture               8            425            710
Osprey                       2             41             41
Bald Eagle                   1             17             27
Northern Harrier             0              2              3
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1              6              9
Cooper's Hawk                0              1              2
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              3              9
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              2              2
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              1

Total:                      12            563            895
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00 
Observation end   time: 11:30:00 
Total observation time: 1.5 hours

Official Counter:        Brian Taber

Observers:        

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (Taberzz AT aol.com)
College Creek information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


Subject: Fort Smallwood Park (29 Mar 2017) 310 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:09:34 -0800
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 29, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture               15            100            102
Turkey Vulture             201           3049           3108
Osprey                      32            148            149
Bald Eagle                   2             31             35
Northern Harrier             0              3              3
Sharp-shinned Hawk          21             47             47
Cooper's Hawk               11             38             38
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk         11             39             46
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             13             40             41
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              2              2
American Kestrel             3             28             28
Merlin                       1              6              6
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              1              1

Total:                     310           3532           3606
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter:        Sue Ricciardi

Observers:        Bob Rineer, Chris Reed, Hal Wierenga

Weather:
Sunny with some light clouds at the end; 51-63 degrees; excellent
visibility; winds starting out from the NNW at 13 mph, but then getting
lighter either from the N or NW, 6-10 mph

Raptor Observations:
Nice all around flight today. A heavily molting young Cooper's Hawk flew
by, missing primary feathers on each wing and tail feathers. Not sure how
it was able to fly.

Non-raptor Observations:
A dozen Northern Rough-winged Swallows; 8 Green-winged Teals.  Several
Orange Sulphur and angle-wing butterflies plus one Eastern Tiger
Swallowtail
========================================================================
Report submitted by Sue Ricciardi (susiericc AT comcast.net)
Fort Smallwood Park information may be found at:
http://www.mdbirds.org/sites/mdsites/hawks/hawkwatch.html


Site Description:
Fort Smallwood Park is located on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay at
the mouth of the Patapsco River, 11 miles south of Baltimore, MD. Best
winds are from the southwest.

Subject: Sylvan Beach (30 Mar 2017) 65 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:56:18 -0800
Sylvan Beach
La Porte, Texas, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 30, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                3            110            110
Turkey Vulture               2            101            101
Osprey                       2             13             13
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              2              2
Swallow-tailed Kite          2             13             13
White-tailed Kite            0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                3              7              7
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk           48             85             85
Red-tailed Hawk              0              1              1
Swainson's Hawk              3              6              6
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              7              7
White-tailed Hawk            0              0              0
Zone-tailed Hawk             0              0              0
Ferruginous Hawk             0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Prairie Falcon               0              0              0
Aplomado Falcon              0              0              0
Crested Caracara             0             10             10
Bald Eagle                   2              2              2
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              2              2
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              5              5

Total:                      65            365            365
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 11:30:00 
Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Official Counter:        John and Lynn Wright

Observers:        Ken and Dorothy Russell, Mark Carter, Royce Pendergast

Weather:
Moderate winds out of the N/NNW, cloud cover increased from 15% to 90%
during the count, cool temps 63-65F, 69 to 65% humidity, barometric
pressure 29.90

Raptor Observations:
3 Black Vultures, 2 Turkey Vultures, 2 Osprey, 2 Swallow-tailed Kites (one
did not have much of his tail feathers left), 2 Bald Eagles, 3 Cooper's
Hawks, 48 Broad-winged Hawks, and 3 Swainson's Hawks migrating. 
Non-migrating raptors included Cooper's Hawks, Crested Caracara, Turkey
Vultures, Black Vultures and 4 Bald Eagles kettling but not moving north.

Non-raptor Observations:
Swallows by the hundreds, Chimney Swifts, Cedar Waxwings, Black-bellied
Whistling Ducks, White Ibis, White Pelicans, Anhinga, Scissor-tailed
Flycatcher
========================================================================
Report submitted by Lynn Wright (lynn-wright AT comcast.net)


Subject: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (29 Mar 2017) 3238 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:30:50 -0800
Derby Hill Bird Observatory
Mexico, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 29, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture            2404           3639           3653
Osprey                       0              3              3
Bald Eagle                   3             63             81
Northern Harrier             3             71             77
Sharp-shinned Hawk          18             80             85
Cooper's Hawk               16            152            165
Northern Goshawk             1              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk        212            415            418
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk            567            825            936
Rough-legged Hawk            8             43             60
Golden Eagle                 1             15             18
American Kestrel             5            103            104
Merlin                       0             31             33
Peregrine Falcon             0              3              5
Unknown Accipiter            0              1              2
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              1              1
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              1              2

Total:                    3238           5447           5644
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 18:00:00 
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter:        Anna Stunkel

Observers:        Bill Purcell, David Wheeler, Wayne Fidler

Visitors:
Many. Thank you to all who stopped by and helped out, including the group
from Hawk Mountain- I look forward to seeing you all again tomorrow.


Weather:
Moderate winds were generally from the northwest, with mostly cloudy skies
and a few periods of clearing. During the first hour of the count, there
was very little cloud cover.

Raptor Observations:
What an incredible day! There was a very strong flight of Turkey Vultures,
red-tails, and red-shoulders. Turkey Vultures got going about fifteen
minutes after I arrived at the south lookout, followed by large kettles of
buteos. Most of the buteos were adults, with a small number of juveniles
mixed in. Birds stayed relatively low, and were probably kept down by the
wind. Much of the flight came through this morning. The first Northern
Goshawk of the season was seen today. 

Non-raptor Observations:
A swan landed on the small pond at the south lookout this evening, which
sparked debate about whether it was a Tundra or Trumpeter Swan. Further
analysis of photographs may allow a positive ID. Other observations
included:

4 Sandhill Cranes
1 Common Loon
1 Pine Siskin

Predictions:
Light, variable winds with a northerly component are expected throughout
the day tomorrow. Winds should be more northeasterly in the morning and
northwesterly in the afternoon. Skies will start out partly cloudy, with
increasing cloud cover in the afternoon. Although the flight will depend
upon bird supply, it could be another very good day, especially for a
Turkey Vulture flight. Decreased windspeed and partly cloudy skies in the
morning should allow for some good thermal development, so birds will
probably be higher.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Anna Stunkel ()
Derby Hill Bird Observatory information may be found at:
http://onondagaaudubon.com/derby-hill-bird-observatory/


Subject: Borrego Valley (29 Mar 2017) 166 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:39:27 -0800
Borrego Valley
Borrego Springs, California, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 29, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               6             73             85
Osprey                       0              1              1
Bald Eagle                   0              0              0
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              2
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              2              3
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Swainson's Hawk            160          10993          11563
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Ferruginous Hawk             0              1              1
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Prairie Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                     166          11071          11656
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 10:00:00 
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter:        Laura Webb

Observers:        

Visitors:
Assorted dozen tourists/visitors, one with a scope.


Weather:
Mostly clear and mild.

Raptor Observations:
First lift off at 0740 in the east, with a subsequent group lifting in the
east, followed by a group from the Date Farm, and a final kettle first
spotted in the direction of the Buttes. The earlier birds passed by the old
morning site and migrated up Coyote Canyon, and by the end the last of the
hawks streamed west to Indian Head. A scope was needed most of the time to
observe.

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Robert Theriault (rtheriau AT uci.edu)


Subject: Gunsight Mountain (30 Mar 2017) 32 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 04:58:10 -0800
Gunsight Mountain
Eureka, Alaska, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 30, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
OS                           0              0              0
BE                           0              0              0
NH                           0              0              0
SS                           0              0              0
NG                           1             20             20
RT                           4              4              4
RL                           0              0              0
GE                          27            471            471
AK                           0              0              0
ML                           0              0              0
PG                           0              0              0
GY                           0              1              1
UA                           0              0              0
UB                           0              0              0
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           0              0              0

Total:                      32            496            496
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter:        Frank Nicoletti

Observers:        Frank Simeone

Weather:
Overcast with poor lift conditions.

Raptor Observations:
First Harlan's of the year! BAEA 1.

Non-raptor Observations:
GRAJ 1, BBMA 1, CORA 4, LALO 1 (FOY), SNBU 40, PIGR 1, CORE 35.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Neil Paprocki (npaprocki AT hawkwatch.org)
Gunsight Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.hawkwatch.org/migration/item/996-gunsight-mountain


Subject: Pembina Valley (31 Mar 2017) 29 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 20:05:41 -0800
Pembina Valley
Windygates, Manitoba, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 31, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              2              2
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   1            609            613
Northern Harrier             2             53             53
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             51             51
Cooper's Hawk                0             10             10
Northern Goshawk             0              4              4
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1              1
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             26           2076           2076
Rough-legged Hawk            0             48             48
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Ferruginous Hawk             0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0             22             22
American Kestrel             0              3              3
Merlin                       0             16             16
Peregrine Falcon             0              2              2
Prairie Falcon               0              1              1
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              1              1
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              3              3

Total:                      29           2902           2906
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 11:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter:        Luc Blanchette

Observers:        Luc Blanchette

Weather:
Fog and rain, then northwest wind.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Luc Blanchette (luc_jg_blanchette AT yahoo.ca)
Pembina Valley information may be found at:
http://www.arocha.org/


Subject: Bradbury Mountain State Park (31 Mar 2017) 285 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:21:22 -0800
Bradbury Mountain State Park
Pownal, Maine, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 31, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture             221            260            260
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   2             35             35
Northern Harrier             2              4              4
Sharp-shinned Hawk           2             12             12
Cooper's Hawk                2              8              8
Northern Goshawk             1              2              2
Red-shouldered Hawk         25             48             48
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             27             62             62
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             1              1              1
Merlin                       1              1              1
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              1              1
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1              4              4

Total:                     285            439            439
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Zane Baker

Observers:        Dave Gulick, Jeannette Lovitch

Visitors:
10 people visited the count site today. Impressed by the number of Vultures
tallied, today may have been the first day when Bald Eagle questions took a
backseat.
I'm certain this will turn out to be an anomaly for the season. 


Weather:
The day started and ended about the same, weather wise.
Winds were extremely light if at all detectable, coming from the north and
northeast throughout most of the day, switching to more easterly by the end
of the day.
There was a small sliver of blue sky to the northeast early on, but clouds
moved in and blanketed the sky in short order.
Temps hovered around the freezing point all day.
Before the day was finished, the visibility became about as good as we ever
see it. Details on Halfway Rock Lighthouse could be seen clearly. 
Impressive, considering the structure is over 13 miles away.

Raptor Observations:
I felt like I was finally part of a proper hawkwatch today. Birds were on
the move, with larger numbers early and tapering off by the end of the
count.
Within the first hour, a kettle of 79 Turkey Vultures were spotted
sauntering to the north.
Most other birds moved in a manner to suggest something ominous was in hot
pursuit. 
Today brought our first Merlin, and American Kestrel, which is one of my
favorites.
The final bird of the day was a beautiful female Northern Harrier which
passed by, in close proximity to the summit. A terrific end to a great day
of hawkwatching. 

Non-raptor Observations:
The calm before the storm produced a good number of Canada Geese. A total
492 were seen moving to the north.
10 more Killdeer were also heading north today.
Very few Passerines were seen today. A few American Goldfinches swirled
around the mountain at times, unclear and indecisive about a heading.

Predictions:
Heavy wet snow, falling throughout the day tomorrow may keep the count from
ever getting started.
Accumulation could be 3-5 inches, or double that, by some predictions.
Sleet could mix in since temperatures should be in the 30's.
Easterly winds are expected early before switching to northeast at
10-20mph.
If birds move tomorrow, it would most likely be at the end of the day, if
the storm clears out, or they may go undetected
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (freeportwildbird AT yahoo.com)
Bradbury Mountain State Park information may be found at:
www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/hawkwatch.asp


Subject: Grimsby, ON - Beamer Conservation Area (29 Mar 2017) 529 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:45:43 -0800
Grimsby, ON - Beamer Conservation Area
Grimsby, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 29, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              1              1
Turkey Vulture             259           1835           1872
Osprey                       1              1              1
Bald Eagle                   2             18             21
Northern Harrier             3             10             10
Sharp-shinned Hawk          25             71             72
Cooper's Hawk                7             37             37
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk         94            247            247
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk            126            503            539
Rough-legged Hawk            0              4              4
Golden Eagle                 0              3              3
American Kestrel             2             17             17
Merlin                       0              4              4
Peregrine Falcon             1              2              2
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                9             27             27
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              1              5

Total:                     529           2781           2862
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter:        Gord Kozak

Observers:        Barry Cherriere, Bouwe Bergsma, Darren Smillie, Mike Street,
                  Phil Waggett

Visitors:
Claudia Santha from Stoney Creek,a young student trying to earn one of the
scholarships.Fred and Donna Bachur, Phil Waggett, Bowe Bergsma, Darren
Smillie, Mike Street, Bruce MacKenzie, Barry Cherrier,  


Weather:
Bright sunny day , with very little wind. Cloud coverage was 40 to 60
percent giving us a great background. 

Raptor Observations:
First Osprey of the year along with two juvenile Bald Eagles gave us some
excellent highlights.  

Non-raptor Observations:
One song sparrow near the feeders, one common Loons flew over, and the
first two (2) Cormorants of the year flew over. 

Predictions:
Rain  for most of the day.
========================================================================
Report submitted by  ()
Grimsby, ON - Beamer Conservation Area information may be found at:
http://www.niagarapeninsulahawkwatch.org/


Site Description:
Hawk migration monitoring at the Beamer Memorial Conservation Area in
Grimsby, Ontario is conducted by the Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch (NPH). All
counting is done by volunteers. Not all members are counters nor does a
counter have to be a member. Typically one person is the designated counter
for each day but other observers present assist with the spotting and
identification.  Counting is done from a steel observation tower with a
wooden floor. For wind protection on cold days, particularly in March, a
black plastic wind guard is installed around the tower's platform. This
platform easily accommodates ten people but on most busy days, no more than
five or six observers would be on it.  

The site lies within a publicly accessible property owned by the Niagara
Peninsula Conservation Authority. There is no charge for admittance. The
tower stands in the centre of a mowed area with a gravel ring road near the
outer edge. This provides lots of room to park vehicles (along the road)
and set up lawn chairs, telescopes and cameras. Toilet facilities are
present.  During the counting season, the NPH erect a counting board to
display seven day's worth of observation data for the public. The box
enclosing the sign contains brochures and silhouette sheets for the public
as well as bulletin boards with news and historical sighting records.

 

Directions to site:
To get to Beamer CA, take the QEW to Exit 71/72, follow Christie
St./Mountain St. to the top of the escarpment, turn right on Ridge Road
West, and go 1.6km to Quarry Rd. Turn right on Quarry Rd. and drive 100m to
the conservation area. Parking is normally available inside the park. If
parking at the entrance or on the roads, do NOT leave valuables in your
car.

Please note: Data in this report is not official until reviewed and finalized 
after the end of the season. ©2017 Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch 



Subject: Pembina Valley (30 Mar 2017) 761 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 19:30:56 -0800
Pembina Valley
Windygates, Manitoba, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 30, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               2              2              2
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                  75            608            612
Northern Harrier             6             51             51
Sharp-shinned Hawk          20             51             51
Cooper's Hawk                3             10             10
Northern Goshawk             0              4              4
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1              1
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk            648           2050           2050
Rough-legged Hawk            3             48             48
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Ferruginous Hawk             0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 1             22             22
American Kestrel             0              3              3
Merlin                       2             16             16
Peregrine Falcon             1              2              2
Prairie Falcon               0              1              1
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              1              1
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              3              3

Total:                     761           2873           2877
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00 
Observation end   time: 18:30:00 
Total observation time: 11 hours

Official Counter:        Luc Blanchette

Observers:        Karl Bardon, Luc Blanchette

Weather:
Cloudy, south wind

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Luc Blanchette (luc_jg_blanchette AT yahoo.ca)
Pembina Valley information may be found at:
http://www.arocha.org/


Subject: Braddock Bay (30 Mar 2017) 397 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:49:33 -0800
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 30, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture             382           4124           4124
Osprey                       0              1              1
Bald Eagle                   0             77             77
Northern Harrier             4             99             99
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             18             18
Cooper's Hawk                3             62             62
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0            189            189
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              5            359            359
Rough-legged Hawk            1             20             20
Golden Eagle                 0              2              2
American Kestrel             2             34             34
Merlin                       0              8              8
Peregrine Falcon             0              5              5
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                     397           4998           4998
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 7.25 hours

Official Counter:        Bob Baez

Observers:        Art Tanghe, Pat Martin

Visitors:
7 people, including 2 from Philadelphia.


Weather:
Moderate to strong winds from ESE, high of 39 and overcast.

Raptor Observations:
Local adult and imm Bald Eagle, 2 adult Red-tailed Hawks and 1 imm, adult
male and female Northern Harrier.

Non-raptor Observations:
Northern Shrike, Wilson's Snipe

Predictions:
Does not look good
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Baez (caau99 AT yahoo.com)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


Subject: Grimsby, ON - Beamer Conservation Area (31 Mar 2017) Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:00:40 -0800
Grimsby, ON - Beamer Conservation Area
Grimsby, Ontario, Canada
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 31, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              1              1
Turkey Vulture               0           2036           2073
Osprey                       0              1              1
Bald Eagle                   0             18             21
Northern Harrier             0             11             11
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             75             76
Cooper's Hawk                0             39             39
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0            253            253
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0            565            601
Rough-legged Hawk            0              7              7
Golden Eagle                 0              4              4
American Kestrel             0             18             18
Merlin                       0              5              5
Peregrine Falcon             0              2              2
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0             27             27
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              1              5

Total:                       0           3063           3144
----------------------------------------------------------------------

(No count conducted today)



Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Tom Thomas (tthomas AT cogeco.ca)
Grimsby, ON - Beamer Conservation Area information may be found at:
http://www.niagarapeninsulahawkwatch.org/


Site Description:
Hawk migration monitoring at the Beamer Memorial Conservation Area in
Grimsby, Ontario is conducted by the Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch (NPH). All
counting is done by volunteers. Not all members are counters nor does a
counter have to be a member. Typically one person is the designated counter
for each day but other observers present assist with the spotting and
identification.  Counting is done from a steel observation tower with a
wooden floor. For wind protection on cold days, particularly in March, a
black plastic wind guard is installed around the tower's platform. This
platform easily accommodates ten people but on most busy days, no more than
five or six observers would be on it.  

The site lies within a publicly accessible property owned by the Niagara
Peninsula Conservation Authority. There is no charge for admittance. The
tower stands in the centre of a mowed area with a gravel ring road near the
outer edge. This provides lots of room to park vehicles (along the road)
and set up lawn chairs, telescopes and cameras. Toilet facilities are
present.  During the counting season, the NPH erect a counting board to
display seven day's worth of observation data for the public. The box
enclosing the sign contains brochures and silhouette sheets for the public
as well as bulletin boards with news and historical sighting records.

 

Directions to site:
To get to Beamer CA, take the QEW to Exit 71/72, follow Christie
St./Mountain St. to the top of the escarpment, turn right on Ridge Road
West, and go 1.6km to Quarry Rd. Turn right on Quarry Rd. and drive 100m to
the conservation area. Parking is normally available inside the park. If
parking at the entrance or on the roads, do NOT leave valuables in your
car.

Please note: Data in this report is not official until reviewed and finalized 
after the end of the season. ©2017 Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch 



Subject: Hamburg Hawk Watch (29 Mar 2017) 1935 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:37:12 -0800
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 29, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture            1745           4847           4847
Osprey                       0              2              2
Bald Eagle                   2             11             11
Northern Harrier             0              7              7
Sharp-shinned Hawk          11             27             27
Cooper's Hawk               12             33             33
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk         50             84             84
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             96            259            259
Rough-legged Hawk            2              4              4
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             4             29             29
Merlin                       1              4              4
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            1              2              2
Unknown Buteo               10             16             16
Unknown Falcon               1              3              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                    1935           5328           5328
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:45:00 
Total observation time: 6.75 hours

Official Counter:        Jim Landau

Observers:        Dennis Russell, Joe Sullivan, Mark Nichter, Mike Zebehazy,
                  Sandy Radigan

Visitors:
Clay Moden, Mike and Wendy Zebehazy, Joe Sullivan, Dennis and Marty
Russell,Sandy Radigan, Jane Ricotta, and Mark Nichter.


Weather:
A nice mix of sun and cloud, with a light west north west breeze.

Raptor Observations:
A strong Turkey Vulture flight (surprise) with a nice showing of
Red-shouldered Hawks in the morning. A Merlin flew in for the last hour and
perched in the treeline, giving great looks. 

Non-raptor Observations:
The usual suspects, nothing new to add to the list.

Predictions:
National Weather Service says, "A chance of rain after 5pm. Increasing
clouds, with a high near 46. East wind around 11 mph. Chance of
precipitation is 30%." Sounds like a good day for the William Williams Ball
Park location.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Landau (landaujr AT gmail.com)


Directions to site:
Lakeside Cemetery is located in Hamburg, NY which is about 10 miles
southwest of Buffalo, NY at the Hamburg Exit 57 of the NY State Thruway.
Bear right after the toll booth onto Camp Road (Route 75). Proceed through
the traffic light at Southwestern Blvd.(Route 20). The entrance to Lakeside
Cemetery is on the left, less than 1/4 mile from the light. The watch is
normally conducted half way between the entrance and the woods. 
An alternate site for easterly wind flights is at the William Williams Ball
Park, located on Rogers Rd. Take Route 20 south from Camp Rd. Turn right at
the Rogers Rd. traffic light, just past the Walmart store. The entrance to
the ball park is on the left just before the railroad crossings.


Subject: Borrego Valley (30 Mar 2017) Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 10:37:34 -0800
Borrego Valley
Borrego Springs, California, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 30, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0             73             85
Osprey                       0              1              1
Bald Eagle                   0              0              0
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              2
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              2              3
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Swainson's Hawk              0          10993          11563
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Ferruginous Hawk             0              1              1
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Prairie Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                       0          11071          11656
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 10:00:00 
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter:        Hal Cohen

Observers:        

Weather:
Clear with light wind early and increasing.

Raptor Observations:
At least 8 SWHA up and circling, but no evidence of migration. At least 15
TUVU up, but no apparent migration.

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Robert Theriault (rtheriau AT uci.edu)


Subject: Ripley Hawk Watch (01 Apr 2017) 132 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 12:16:04 -0800
Ripley Hawk Watch
Ripley, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 01, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture             127            127           6404
Osprey                       0              0              3
Bald Eagle                   0              0             25
Northern Harrier             0              0              6
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0             68
Cooper's Hawk                0              0             17
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              1            106
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              4              4            366
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0            101
Merlin                       0              0              2
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              2
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              6

Total:                     132            132           7106
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00 
Observation end   time: 13:30:00 
Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Official Counter:        Gil Randell

Observers:        

Weather:
A dull, grim day with temperatures around 40 degrees with light, but cold,
northerly winds.  Drizzle ended in the first hour.

Raptor Observations:
Local red-tails far outnumbered the few migrant raptors.  Not even a
resident bald eagle was spotted today.

Non-raptor Observations:
The turkey vultures were slow to move and their flight was relatively
short-lived.

John Antonevich joined us for the duration of the watch.

Predictions:
Sunny and warmer with southwesterly winds.  Should be an improvement over
today's minimal raptor flight.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gilbert Randell (janngil AT fairpoint.net)


Subject: Sylvan Beach (01 Apr 2017) 8 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 12:19:05 -0800
Sylvan Beach
La Porte, Texas, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 01, 2017
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                3              3            131
Turkey Vulture               3              3            115
Osprey                       1              1             14
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              2
Swallow-tailed Kite          0              0             13
White-tailed Kite            0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              7
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0            139
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              1
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              9
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              7
White-tailed Hawk            0              0              0
Zone-tailed Hawk             0              0              0
Ferruginous Hawk             0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              1
Prairie Falcon               0              0              0
Aplomado Falcon              0              0              0
Crested Caracara             1              1             12
Bald Eagle                   0              0              3
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              2
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0             15

Total:                       8              8            471
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 11:00:00 
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter:        John and Lynn Wright

Observers:        Candice Annen, Mike Wehrman, Verva Densmore

Weather:
Beautiful but windy day.  Winds out of the SE at 13-15 mph, 71-74F, 81-80%
humidity, barometric pressure 29.91 and rising, 60 to 40 to 80% cloud
cover, good visibility.

Raptor Observations:
Slow day for migrating birds -- 3 Black Vultures, 3 Turkey Vultures, 1
Osprey and 1 Crested Caracara.  We saw many Black and Turkey Vultures
hunting as well as 2 Swainson's Hawks staying near the park.  We also saw a
Bald Eagle being mobbed by a Crested Caracara.

Non-raptor Observations:
Barn Swallows and other Swallows, Eastern Bluebird, Yellow-crowned Night
Heron, Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, White Ibis, Great Blue Heron,
American Crow
========================================================================
Report submitted by Lynn Wright (lynn-wright AT comcast.net)


Subject: Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (29 Mar 2017) 14 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:28:36 -0800
Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Colorado, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 29, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   1              9              9
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           3             10             10
Cooper's Hawk                0              5              5
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              9            170            170
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Ferruginous Hawk             0              4              4
Golden Eagle                 0              3              3
American Kestrel             0             12             12
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              2              2
Prairie Falcon               0              1              1
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              4              4
Unknown Buteo                0             13             13
Unknown Falcon               0              3              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1              7              7

Total:                      14            243            243
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 5.25 hours

Official Counter:        Roger Rouch

Observers:        

Visitors:
None.


Weather:
Low clouds obscured Mt. Morrison and the west ridges and mostly cloudy
early, but the clouds quickly lifted turning to a partly cloudy (or partly
sunny) day.  A brisk wind of about 3 Bft. from the NE all day. 
Temperatures from 40 F to the mid- 50's.  

Raptor Observations:
Most migration was straight north flight at the "eye level to 30 meter"
elevation and just east of the ridge, leading one to think ridge lift from
the NE wind and lack of good thermals influenced the flight pattern.  A
Bald Eagle was a nice highlight.  I will post a photo for comment or
correction, but I believe it was a 4th year sub-adult.  A distant raptor
high and beyond the west ridges had Golden Eagle clues but was recorded as
an unidentified raptor.  Other than the local Red-tailed pairs there was
little activity over the western ridges. 

Non-raptor Observations:
A dozen Western Bluebird landed in the dead pine just SE of the platform. 
A few other smaller groups of 1 to 4 flew by and all seemed to have a
northern direction to their flight.  Also seen or heard, Black-billed
Magpie, Townsend's Solitaire, Common Raven, American Robin, Woodhouse's
Scrub-jay, Western Meadowlark, Spotted Towhee. 

Predictions:
Optimistically, it is near peak season and maybe a little post storm
make-up migration, so a good day?

In spite of last night's rain and snow the trail is just fine.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bird Conservancy of the Rockies 
(jeff.birek AT birdconservancy.org) 

Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies information may be found at:
http://www.birdconservancy.org/


Site Description:
Dinosaur Ridge is the only regularly staffed hawkwatch in Colorado and is
the best place in the world to see migrating Ferruginous Hawks. Dinosaur
Ridge may be the best place in the country to see the rare dark morph of
the Broad-winged Hawk (a few are seen each spring). Hawkwatchers who linger
long enough may see resident Golden Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks and Prairie
Falcons, in addition to migrating Swainson's, Cooper's and Sharp-shinned
Hawks, American Kestrels and Turkey Vultures. Peregrine Falcons and
Ferruginous Hawks are uncommon; Northern Goshawk is rare but regular.
Non-raptor species include Rock Wren, and sometimes Bushtit, Western
Bluebird, Sandhill Crane, White-throated Swift, American White Pelican or
Dusky Grouse. Birders are always welcome. 
The hawkwatch is generally staffed by volunteers from Bird Conservancy of
the Rockies from about 9 AM to around 3 PM from March 1st to May 7th.

Directions to site:
From exit 259 on I-70 towards Morrison, drive south under freeway and take
left into first parking lot, the Stegosaurus lot. Follow small signs from
the south side of lot to hawkwatch site. The hike starts heading east on an
old two-track and quickly turns south onto a trail on the west side of the
ridge. When the trail nears the top of the ridge, turn left, head through
the gate, and walk to the clearly-visible, flat area at the crest of the
ridge.

Subject: Hamburg Hawk Watch (01 Apr 2017) 5 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0800
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 01, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               2              2           5115
Osprey                       0              0              2
Bald Eagle                   0              0             11
Northern Harrier             1              1              8
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0             27
Cooper's Hawk                2              2             39
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0             92
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0            268
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              5
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0             29
Merlin                       0              0              4
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              2
Unknown Buteo                0              0             20
Unknown Falcon               0              0              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                       5              5           5625
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter:        Joe Fell

Observers:        

Visitors:
1 gentleman stopped to discuss a local Red-tailed Hawk he watches.


Weather:
Cloudy with light drizzle to start. Remained cloudy throughout the count
period, but the drizzle had stopped by noon.

Raptor Observations:
Very little activity - four species observed.

Non-raptor Observations:
Many expected migrants, but nothing remarkable. Sightings included Great
Blue Heron (5), Killdeer (3), Horned Lark (1), American Robins,
Golden-crowned Kinglet (3)and the expected blackbirds.

Predictions:
The temperature and winds tomorrow should make for a better day.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Joe Fell (joetf1973 AT aol.com)


Subject: MPG Ranch (30 Mar 2017) 12 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 19:21:07 -0800
MPG Ranch
Florence, Montana, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 30, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               1             50             50
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   1             43             43
Northern Harrier             0             26             26
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             11             11
Cooper's Hawk                0              3              3
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              5            242            242
Rough-legged Hawk            0             23             23
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Ferruginous Hawk             0              1              1
Golden Eagle                 5             21             21
American Kestrel             0              8              8
Merlin                       0              4              4
Peregrine Falcon             0              2              2
Prairie Falcon               0              2              2
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              5              5
Unknown Falcon               0              2              2
Unknown Eagle                0              1              1
Unknown Raptor               0              1              1

Total:                      12            445            445
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        RVRI

Observers:        Andrew, Stephen

Visitors:
Thanks to Josh and two visitors to the MPG hawk watch today, braving some
tough winds to learn about the count and get some great looks at migrating
and local Golden Eagles.


Weather:
The count started sunny, but clouds moved in by noon. The counters were
counting along side moderate North winds and stronger gusts (~26 mph) from
the beginning to the end of the count. 

Raptor Observations:
Many larger raptors were moving today. There was a good push of Golden
Eagles today. Five were counted today, including an adult with wing tags.

Non-raptor Observations:
A Belted Kingfisher and two Common Mergansers were spotted on the
Bitterroot River. Four Mountain Bluebirds passed by the count site as well.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Kate Stone (kstone AT mpgranch.com)


Subject: Tussey Mountain (30 Mar 2017) 65 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 04:43:49 -0800
Tussey Mountain
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 30, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             14             16
Turkey Vulture              12            215            265
Osprey                       1              3              3
Bald Eagle                   2             20             21
Northern Harrier             0              7              8
Sharp-shinned Hawk          20             53             54
Cooper's Hawk                0              7              7
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1             30             31
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             20            130            136
Rough-legged Hawk            0              1              1
Golden Eagle                 4            153            171
American Kestrel             5             24             24
Merlin                       0              2              2
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              3              3
Unknown Buteo                0              4              4
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              3              4

Total:                      65            670            751
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 12:45:00 
Total observation time: 3.75 hours

Official Counter:        Lewis Grove

Observers:        Bob Fredrick, Jason Beale, Joe Verica, Nick Bolgiano

Visitors:
Jason Beale and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Golden Eagle
class visited today.  They were treated to a really superb view of a Golden
Eagle close to the ridge and were generally excited to see migrating hawks.


Weather:
Overcast with moderate SE winds and a high around 42F.  Early afternoon
rain cut the count short.

Raptor Observations:
A good push of birds moving ahead of the rain.

GOEA: 0909 Unk, 0947 Sub, 1129 Unk, 1151 Sub

BAEA: 0912 Ad, 1139 Ad

Non-raptor Observations:
We have had small groups of Golden-crowned Kinglets present at the watch
over the past week or so, presumably migrants on their way north.  Other
birds seemingly migrating:

COGR - 7; EUST; 1; TRES; CANG; COLO - 3

Predictions:
Looks like a washout; rain and fog predicted for most of the day.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Lewis Grove (zugunlew AT gmail.com)
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/


Subject: Plum Island MA (29 Mar 2017) 2 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 05:55:21 -0800
Plum Island MA
Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 29, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   0              0              0
Northern Harrier             1              1              1
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              0
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       1              1              1
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                       2              2              2
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 12:30:00 
Observation end   time: 15:30:00 
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter:        Paul M. Roberts

Observers:        Julie Roberts

Weather:
Starting it was 42 F, 100% OC, drizzling. Winds had just shifted from NNE
to NW at 4 mph, gusting to 12. Wind gusts picked up to N 20 -26 mph out of
the north. around 2 p.m.

Raptor Observations:
1 adult male Merlin who blasted right at us and swooped up and over, and 1
adult male Northern Harrier who moved up the inside march. No hint of any
birds in pipeline just waiting for end of rain and a wind shift. Also,
drive down the island revealed no raptors at an extremely high tide (10+)
except for trhe Merlin who eventually was seen migrating off the island.

Non-raptor Observations:
First Great Egret of season and a Fish Crow cawing from thed watch platform
Only Crows were moving in small flocks.

Predictions:
Nothing evident in pipeline today. Winds supposed to be more favorable
tomorrow morning NW 10-20, and then turn weak.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Paul Roberts (phawk254 AT comcast.net)
Plum Island MA information may be found at:
http://massbird.org/EMHW/


Subject: Bethany Hawkwatch (29 Mar 2017) 7 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:33:43 -0800
Bethany Hawkwatch
Mankato, Minnesota, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 29, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               3             13             13
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   0            420            778
Northern Harrier             0              3              4
Sharp-shinned Hawk           4             10             12
Cooper's Hawk                0              7              8
Northern Goshawk             0              0              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0             34             47
Rough-legged Hawk            0              1              2
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              1              1
Peregrine Falcon             0              2              2
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                       7            491            868
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00 
Observation end   time: 12:00:00 
Total observation time: 2.5 hours

Official Counter:        Jim Amundson

Observers:        Marty Rost

Weather:
east south east wind 100% cloud cover

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Amundson (jwamundson AT yahoo.com)
Bethany Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.blc.edu


Subject: Bethany Hawkwatch (01 Apr 2017) 21 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 09:53:39 -0800
Bethany Hawkwatch
Mankato, Minnesota, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 01, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               8              8             22
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                  11             11            789
Northern Harrier             0              0              4
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1              1             15
Cooper's Hawk                0              0             10
Northern Goshawk             0              0              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              1              1             50
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              2
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              1
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              2
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                      21             21            896
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:15:00 
Observation end   time: 12:30:00 
Total observation time: 3.25 hours

Official Counter:        Marty Rost

Observers:        Scott Seigfreid

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Mary Rost ()
Bethany Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.blc.edu


Subject: Braddock Bay (29 Mar 2017) 790 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:25:41 -0800
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 29, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture             754           3742           3742
Osprey                       0              1              1
Bald Eagle                   3             77             77
Northern Harrier             2             95             95
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             18             18
Cooper's Hawk                5             59             59
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          2            189            189
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             22            354            354
Rough-legged Hawk            0             19             19
Golden Eagle                 1              2              2
American Kestrel             1             32             32
Merlin                       0              8              8
Peregrine Falcon             0              5              5
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                     790           4601           4601
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Bob Baez

Observers:        Daena Ford, Shelly Rackovski

Visitors:
A few folks stopped by.


Weather:
Mild E, then N,then NE and back to east winds the last 2 hours. Warm with
cloud cover from 50 to 10%.

Raptor Observations:
Male Northern Harrier displaying, Turkey Vultures were almost continuous
from 900 to 1615, mostly in small groups.1 Golden Eagle.

Non-raptor Observations:
Northern Shrike, Sandhill Crane, 3 small gulls, probably Bonapartes.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Baez (caau99 AT yahoo.com)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


Subject: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (01 Apr 2017) 307 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 15:45:00 -0800
Derby Hill Bird Observatory
Mexico, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 01, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture             282            282           5820
Osprey                       0              0              7
Bald Eagle                   0              0            101
Northern Harrier             2              2             96
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1              1            113
Cooper's Hawk                0              0            185
Northern Goshawk             0              0              2
Red-shouldered Hawk          9              9            554
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             10             10           1197
Rough-legged Hawk            2              2             72
Golden Eagle                 0              0             24
American Kestrel             0              0            122
Merlin                       1              1             35
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              5
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              2
Unknown Buteo                0              0              1
Unknown Falcon               0              0              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              2

Total:                     307            307           8341
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Anna Stunkel

Observers:        Dave Fitch, Peter Davidson

Visitors:
Three.


Weather:
Moderate winds were mostly from the north northeast, with cloudy skies.
Skies were bright in the morning, but thicker cloud cover, drizzle, and
eventual fog moved in during the afternoon. 

Raptor Observations:
There was a nice Turkey Vulture flight this morning, although few hawks
were on the move. Drizzle shut down the flight in the afternoon. 

Non-raptor Observations:
A few hundred Snow Geese were moving, with several blue geese mixed among
the flocks.

Predictions:
Moderate west northwesterly winds and partly cloudy skies are in the
forecast for tomorrow. Temperatures will be in the low to high forties. The
sunshine and warmth should certainly bring us birds, and it's likely to be
a good flight, especially following two rainy and cloudy days. Monday has
the potential to be really good, with east southeasterly winds and
temperatures possibly reaching sixty. There should also be a strong
blackbird and robin flight on Monday morning.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Anna Stunkel ()
Derby Hill Bird Observatory information may be found at:
http://onondagaaudubon.com/derby-hill-bird-observatory/


Subject: Bradbury Mountain State Park (30 Mar 2017) 22 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:36:01 -0800
Bradbury Mountain State Park
Pownal, Maine, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 30, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               5             39             39
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   3             33             33
Northern Harrier             0              2              2
Sharp-shinned Hawk           2             10             10
Cooper's Hawk                0              6              6
Northern Goshawk             0              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          3             23             23
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              9             35             35
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              1              1
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              3              3

Total:                      22            154            154
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Zane Baker

Observers:        Derek Lovitch, Tom Downing

Visitors:
11 people visited the count today, including some young and enthusiastic
birders. 
It was nice to see some interest from younger generations.


Weather:
It was a beautiful morning to start the count today. However, winds were a
little stronger than expected with stiff gusts at a times. Winds were
primarily from the north most of the day.
Cloud cover was very light and scattered.
Temperatures reached into the forties by mid afternoon.
Visibility was okay, except for excessive heat shimmer.  

Raptor Observations:
Raptors were moving through the area today, but numbers are still
seasonably low.
Local birds were highly active again today.
Bald Eagles were seen courting and displaying pair bonding behavior.


Non-raptor Observations:
  Within the first hour of the count, I was greeted by about 80 Bohemian
Waxwings. The birds perched in a nearby tree before flying directly at my
head. I was momentarily part of their flock. Some birds landed near my
feet, while others split off to search Juniper bushes for food.
  71 American Crows were seen in a few separate groups headed north.
23 species were seen or heard from the summit today.

Predictions:
Tomorrow looks like a cloudy day from start to finish.
Temps gradually increase to the high 30's by early afternoon.
Winds from the north may start the day and gradually become more easterly
by the time things wrap up.
It appears any precipitation should hold off until about 5:00pm.
It's hard to say whether birds will try to move before the approaching
storm.
My guess is that the morning hours will have more movement than later in
the day.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jeannette Lovitch (freeportwildbird AT yahoo.com)
Bradbury Mountain State Park information may be found at:
www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com/hawkwatch.asp


Subject: Borrego Valley (31 Mar 2017) 1 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 10:25:49 -0800
Borrego Valley
Borrego Springs, California, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 31, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0             73             85
Osprey                       0              1              1
Bald Eagle                   0              0              0
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              2
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              2              3
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Swainson's Hawk              1          10994          11564
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Ferruginous Hawk             0              1              1
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Prairie Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                       1          11072          11657
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 08:00:00 
Total observation time: 1 hours

Official Counter:        Hal Cohen

Observers:        

Weather:
Clear with decreasing wind.

Raptor Observations:
Four SWHA apparently feeding near the potato fields. One SWHA moving
quickly west.

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Robert Theriault (rtheriau AT uci.edu)


Subject: Bethany Hawkwatch (31 Mar 2017) 7 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 09:18:08 -0800
Bethany Hawkwatch
Mankato, Minnesota, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 31, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               1             14             14
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   0            420            778
Northern Harrier             0              3              4
Sharp-shinned Hawk           2             12             14
Cooper's Hawk                2              9             10
Northern Goshawk             0              0              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              2             36             49
Rough-legged Hawk            0              1              2
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              1              1
Peregrine Falcon             0              2              2
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                       7            498            875
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 12:00:00 
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter:        Marty Rost

Observers:        Jim Amundson

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Mary Rost ()
Bethany Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.blc.edu


Subject: Brockway Mountain (29 Mar 2017) 10 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 19:19:19 -0800
Brockway Mountain
Copper Harbor, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 29, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   6             51             51
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              0
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              2              4              4
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 2              3              3
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                      10             58             58
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        Tim Baerwald

Observers:        

Visitors:
none


Weather:
Cloudy skies with a ESE wind peaking at a code 4, temps reached 4.

Raptor Observations:
A bit of a flight today included two Red-tailed Hawks and two Golden
Eagles!

Non-raptor Observations:
1 Ruffed Grouse, 40 Bohemian Waxwings, 1 Snow Bunting.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Tim Baerwald ()
Brockway Mountain information may be found at:
http://brockwayhawkwatch.org/


Subject: Sylvan Beach (31 Mar 2017) 98 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 12:09:49 -0800
Sylvan Beach
La Porte, Texas, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 31, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture               18            128            128
Turkey Vulture              11            112            112
Osprey                       0             13             13
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              2              2
Swallow-tailed Kite          0             13             13
White-tailed Kite            0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              7              7
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk           54            139            139
Red-tailed Hawk              0              1              1
Swainson's Hawk              3              9              9
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              7              7
White-tailed Hawk            0              0              0
Zone-tailed Hawk             0              0              0
Ferruginous Hawk             0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Prairie Falcon               0              0              0
Aplomado Falcon              0              0              0
Crested Caracara             1             11             11
Bald Eagle                   1              3              3
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              2              2
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor              10             15             15

Total:                      98            463            463
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 11:00:00 
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter:        Judy Anderson

Observers:        John Jons, Penny Bessire, Steve Arvedson

Weather:
Winds out of the South from 5 to 13 mph, 76 to 72 and back to 76F, 73-53%
humidity, barometric pressure 29.85 and rising, no cloud cover, visibility
was initially very clear but became hazy.

Raptor Observations:
18 Black Vultures, 11 Turkey Vultures, 1 Bald Eagle, 54 Broad-winged Hawks,
3 Swainson's Hawks, 1 Crested Caracara and 10 unidentified raptors.  3
local Red-shouldered Hawks were spotted.

Non-raptor Observations:
3 Blue Jays, 2 Great Egrets, 43 White Ibis, 5 Black-bellied Whistling
Ducks, 116 White Pelicans, a Great Blue Heron, and a Shrike.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Lynn Wright (lynn-wright AT comcast.net)


Subject: Brockway Mountain (30 Mar 2017) 23 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 19:20:03 -0800
Brockway Mountain
Copper Harbor, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 30, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                  18             69             69
Northern Harrier             1              1              1
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              0
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              1              5              5
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 3              6              6
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                      23             81             81
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        Tim Baerwald

Observers:        

Visitors:
none


Weather:
Mostly cloudy skies with SE winds gusting to a code 5, temps reached 5.

Raptor Observations:
Southerly winds brought birds! Notable include three Golden Eagles, a
Red-tailed Hawk, and the first Northern Harrier of the season!

Non-raptor Observations:
1 Sandhill Crane, 1 American Robin, 10 Bohemian Waxwings, 6 Snow Buntings
========================================================================
Report submitted by Tim Baerwald ()
Brockway Mountain information may be found at:
http://brockwayhawkwatch.org/


Subject: Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park (31 Mar 2017) 641 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 12:48:53 -0800
Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park
Mission, Texas, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 31, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                3            305            305
Turkey Vulture             590          16086          16086
Osprey                       2             44             44
Swallow-tailed Kite          0              1              1
White-tailed Kite            0             31             31
Mississippi Kite             0              7              7
Bald Eagle                   0              0              0
Northern Harrier             0              7              7
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             14             14
Cooper's Hawk                1             28             28
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             12             12
Broad-winged Hawk           33           2380           2380
Swainson's Hawk              4             30             30
Red-tailed Hawk              0              6              6
Ferruginous Hawk             0              0              0
White-tailed Hawk            0              3              3
Short-tailed Hawk            0              0              0
Zone-tailed Hawk             0              3              3
Harris's Hawk                3             50             50
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              3              3
Merlin                       0              1              1
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Prairie Falcon               0              0              0
Crested Caracara             2             32             32
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0
Gray Hawk                    3             58             58
Hook-billed Kite             0              1              1

Total:                     641          19102          19102
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 12:00:00 
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter:        John Kaye

Observers:        

Visitors:
Five experienced adult birders visited. Given that they showed up at the
depth of our raptor drought, we talked about what we had both seen. Their
stories included HBKI and ZTHA, in the sky at the same time. So we skipped
my story.


Weather:
Skies were beautifully clear. Winds were strong. Temps ranged from 19ºC to
28ºC. Humidity was moderate. There was no precipitation. Visibility was
unlimited. Barometric pressure rose from 29.81 to 29.83 inches of Mercury.
Dew points ranged from 60ºF to 66ºF. 
 

Raptor Observations:
Eight migrating raptor species were seen. We also saw three local Gray
Hawks. The majority of our raptors showed up in the first 25 minutes of the
watch. From that point on it was one at a time and all at considerable
distance. 


Non-raptor Observations:
25 other species were observed. The bird of the day was White-eyed Vireo
who ALMOST let us see it.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park 
(roy.rodriguez AT tpwd.state.tx.us) 

Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park information may be found at:
http://www.worldbirdingcenter.org/


Subject: MPG Ranch (01 Apr 2017) 18 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 15:40:45 -0800
MPG Ranch
Florence, Montana, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 01, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               3              3             53
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   0              0             43
Northern Harrier             0              0             27
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0             12
Cooper's Hawk                1              1              4
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             13             13            255
Rough-legged Hawk            1              1             24
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Ferruginous Hawk             0              0              1
Golden Eagle                 0              0             21
American Kestrel             0              0              8
Merlin                       0              0              4
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              2
Prairie Falcon               0              0              2
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              5
Unknown Falcon               0              0              2
Unknown Eagle                0              0              1
Unknown Raptor               0              0              1

Total:                      18             18            465
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        RVRI

Observers:        Jack Toriello, Stephen

Weather:
Conditions were clear and calm in the early hours of the count. Later skies
began to cloud up and wind picked up from the south.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Several distant flocks of Snow Geese and gull sp.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Kate Stone (kstone AT mpgranch.com)


Subject: Brockway Mountain (31 Mar 2017) 14 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 18:37:27 -0800
Brockway Mountain
Copper Harbor, Michigan, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 31, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   8             77             77
Northern Harrier             0              1              1
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              0
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              6             11             11
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              6              6
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                      14             95             95
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        Tim Baerwald

Observers:        

Visitors:
None


Weather:
Clear skies with a NE wind peaking at a code 3, temps reached 6.

Raptor Observations:
A few distant leftovers from yesterday to start, but that had died off by
the middle of the day.

Non-raptor Observations:
1 American Robin, 40 Bohemian Waxwings (spent the day around the overlook)
========================================================================
Report submitted by Tim Baerwald ()
Brockway Mountain information may be found at:
http://brockwayhawkwatch.org/


Subject: Allegheny Front (29 Mar 2017) 15 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:03:20 -0800
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 29, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0              0
TV                          11             40             60
OS                           0              0              0
BE                           0              7             17
NH                           0              4              7
SS                           0              6             10
CH                           0              7             10
NG                           0              1              1
RS                           0              8             24
BW                           0              0              0
RT                           3             43             96
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0             34             56
AK                           1              2              3
ML                           0              1              1
PG                           0              0              0
UA                           0              0              1
UB                           0              0              4
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           0              5              8

Total:                      15            158            298
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00 
Observation end   time: 15:15:00 
Total observation time: 6.75 hours

Official Counter:        Jim Rocco

Observers:        

Weather:
Light winds out of the WNW
Average temp 8 C
Cloud cover went from 100% to 10 %
Visibility clear up to 32km

Raptor Observations:
15 raptors counted

Non-raptor Observations:
White breasted nuthatches, robins ,doves,tree swallows,
ravens , juncos , crows
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Rocco ()


Subject: Sylvan Beach (29 Mar 2017) 2 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:35:53 -0800
Sylvan Beach
La Porte, Texas, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 29, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0            107            107
Turkey Vulture               2             99             99
Osprey                       0             11             11
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              2              2
Swallow-tailed Kite          0             11             11
White-tailed Kite            0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              4              4
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0             37             37
Red-tailed Hawk              0              1              1
Swainson's Hawk              0              3              3
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              7              7
White-tailed Hawk            0              0              0
Zone-tailed Hawk             0              0              0
Ferruginous Hawk             0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Prairie Falcon               0              0              0
Aplomado Falcon              0              0              0
Crested Caracara             0             10             10
Bald Eagle                   0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              2              2
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              5              5

Total:                       2            300            300
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 10:30:00 
Total observation time: 2 hours

Official Counter:        George Kyame

Observers:        Gib Larson, John Jons, Mark Carter, Mary Christian,
                  Steve Arvedson

Weather:
Moderate to strong winds out of the SSE preceded a front with severe
weather.  Intrepid hawk watchers braved all until 11:30, when the count was
suspended because of rain/storms (La Porte experienced a tornado at 3:00
pm). 73-77F, barometric pressure 29.9, 77 to 100% (George said Venus-level)
cloud cover, hazy.

Raptor Observations:
2 Turkey Vultures and one resident Cooper's Hawk

Non-raptor Observations:
12 Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, 4 Great Egrets, 6 White Ibis
========================================================================
Report submitted by Lynn Wright (lynn-wright AT comcast.net)


Subject: MPG Ranch (29 Mar 2017) 2 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:54:54 -0800
MPG Ranch
Florence, Montana, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 29, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0             49             49
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   0             42             42
Northern Harrier             1             26             26
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             11             11
Cooper's Hawk                0              3              3
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              1            237            237
Rough-legged Hawk            0             23             23
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Ferruginous Hawk             0              1              1
Golden Eagle                 0             16             16
American Kestrel             0              8              8
Merlin                       0              4              4
Peregrine Falcon             0              2              2
Prairie Falcon               0              2              2
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              5              5
Unknown Falcon               0              2              2
Unknown Eagle                0              1              1
Unknown Raptor               0              1              1

Total:                       2            433            433
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:30:00 
Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Official Counter:        RVRI

Observers:        Andrew, Jack Toriello, Stephen

Weather:
Low clouds and rain were present throughout the duration of the count
period. 

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Kate Stone (kstone AT mpgranch.com)


Subject: MPG Ranch (31 Mar 2017) 2 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 09:44:10 -0800
MPG Ranch
Florence, Montana, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 31, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0             50             50
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   0             43             43
Northern Harrier             1             27             27
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1             12             12
Cooper's Hawk                0              3              3
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0            242            242
Rough-legged Hawk            0             23             23
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Ferruginous Hawk             0              1              1
Golden Eagle                 0             21             21
American Kestrel             0              8              8
Merlin                       0              4              4
Peregrine Falcon             0              2              2
Prairie Falcon               0              2              2
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              5              5
Unknown Falcon               0              2              2
Unknown Eagle                0              1              1
Unknown Raptor               0              1              1

Total:                       2            447            447
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:30:00 
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter:        Eric Rasmussen

Observers:        Andrew, Stephen

Weather:
Clear early, but clouds rolled in along with moderate winds from the north.

Raptor Observations:
Two migrants were counted today. Some local activity.

Non-raptor Observations:
About 280 Snow Geese passed within viewing range east of the count site. A
pair of California Gulls passed over the flood plain early in the count. 
========================================================================
Report submitted by Kate Stone (kstone AT mpgranch.com)


Subject: DOAS - Davis State Park (29 Mar 2017) 35 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:42:37 -0800
DOAS - Davis State Park
Westford, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 29, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               9             15             15
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   2              2              2
Northern Harrier             2              2              2
Sharp-shinned Hawk           3              3              3
Cooper's Hawk                0              2              2
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              7             10             10
Rough-legged Hawk            0              1              1
Golden Eagle                 6             12             12
American Kestrel             4              4              4
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               2              3              3

Total:                      35             54             54
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 13:00:00 
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter:        Becky Gretton

Observers:        Diane Graf

Visitors:
Joe Ritton


Weather:
Cold with strong, gusty NW wind, mostly overcast.

Raptor Observations:
Ad. BE 8:35, 11:37;  Ad. GE 9:47,10:46, 11:19;  Imm. GE 10:05, 10:13,
10:26

Local CH, RTs and BEs 

Non-raptor Observations:
Bluebirds, 2 Sandhill Cranes, 

Predictions:
Mostly sunny with light E wind.  
========================================================================
Report submitted by Becky Gretton ()
DOAS - Davis State Park information may be found at:
www.doas.us