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Sandy Hook Migration Watch 2004

The Sandy Hook Migration Watch, conducted by the Sandy Hook Bird Observatory of the New Jersey Audubon Society, continued in 2004 daily from March 15 to May 15.

The raptor total for 2004 was 2,434.  For a comparison with earlier years, see the Sandy Hook Hawk Watch History for total counts and the Sandy Hook Hawk Watch Species Records.

Visitors are welcome at the Migration Watch site. See the Site Guide for directions and general information about the count.

RAPTOR SPECIES TOTAL

PEAK
FLIGHT

DATE OF
PEAK FLIGHT

Black Vulture 3 1 3/23, 4/30, 5/1
Turkey Vulture 307 33 4/17
Osprey 39 12 4/10
Mississippi Kite 8 7 5/13
Bald Eagle 18 3 4/19, 5/13
Northern Harrier 126 19 4/6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 687 122 4/27
Cooper's Hawk 330 38 4/6
Northern Goshawk 2 1 4/17, 5/5
Red-shouldered Hawk 91 38 4/7
Broad-winged Hawk 97 27 5/13
Red-tailed Hawk 100 15 4/7
Golden Eagle 1 1 3/23
American Kestrel 338 39 4/19
Merlin 271 34 4/27
Peregrine Falcon 11 2

4/29

Unidentified Raptors 5    

 

OTHER SPECIES COUNTED TOTAL
Northern Gannet 390
Great Cormorant 40
Great Blue Heron 82
Glossy Ibis 176