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2001 Hawk Watch
This year's Hawk Watch

Every fall, the Cape May Bird Observatory oversees a daily hawk watch at Cape May Point State Park. Thousands of birders take their turns on the platform right on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, straining to see the next raptors coming down the coast (Click for daily totals).

cape may hawkwatch

The Cape May hawk watch is one of the best known in the country.

Official Cape May Bird Observatory hawk watchers Bruce McWhorter and Brennan Mulrooney counted migrating hawks from September 1 to November 30, 2001. Here's their final tally:

Species
Nov. 30
Total
black vulture
0
104
turkey vulture
0
1,051
osprey
0
1,645
bald eagle
0
229
northern harrier
1
1204
sharp-shinned hawk
0
12,927
cooper's hawk
0
1,874
northern goshawk
0
29
red-shouldered hawk
0
343
broad-winged hawk
0
1,229
swainson's hawk
0
1
red-tailed hawk
0
1,049
rough-legged hawk
golden eagle
0
10
kestrel
0
5.188
merlin
0
1,380
peregrine
0
588
mississippi kite
total
1
28,851
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