Hawk Watch, May 9

The dearth of migrants continues. The forecast for the next 10 days does not predict any southerly winds until late May…. This may not matter that much, but it worries me that migration will continue to be depressed until then.  The good news is that it’s only getting warmer from here.

We had a nice variety of species despite low numbers. The highlights being all 3 Accipiter species, 2 falcon species, and a Red-shouldered Hawk.

Turkey Vulture – 8
Osprey – 1
Bald Eagle – 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk – 6
Cooper’s Hawk – 1
Northern Goshawk – 1
Red-shouldered Hawk – 1
Broad-winged Hawk – 44
Red-tailed Hawk – 18
American Kestrel – 1
Peregrine Falcon – 1

Common Loon – 6

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