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Cape May Hawk Watch 2003

In 2003, more than 45 thousand raptors soared over Caep May. They were were counted by Caep May Bird Observatory hawkwatchers, including the season's official hawk spotter Jason Guerard. The hawkwatch took place from September 1 to November 30, 2003 on the hawkwatch platform in Cape May Point State Park.

Black Vulture 197
Turkey Vulture 1,241
Osprey 1,975
Bald Eagle 178
Northern Harrier 2,421
Sharp-shinned Hawk 20,665
Cooper's Hawk 4,260
Northern Goshawk 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 605
Broad-winged Hawk 1,926
Swainson's Hawk 4
Red-tailed Hawk 1,258
Rough-legged Hawk 6
Golden Eagle 9
Kestrel 7,345
Merlin 1,920
Peregrine 1,024
Unidentified Raptor 155
Total 45,196

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