Cape May Hawk Watch 2004

Another year, another hawk watch. Thousands of raptors including Bald Eagles, Peregrine Falcons and many others, pass over Cape May Point every fall, heading south for the winter.

Every day, the hawk watchers post the count from the day before on a big board in Cape May Point State Park. Herea re the numbers from 2004's Hawk Watch.


Black Vulture 106
Turkey Vulture 1,159
Osprey 1,912
Bald Eagle 205
Northern Harrier 832
Sharp-shinned Hawk 13,973
Cooper's Hawk 5,023
Northern Goshawk 49
Red-shouldered Hawk 568
Broad-winged Hawk 567
Swainson's Hawk 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1,903
Rough-legged Hawk 0
Golden Eagle 11
Kestrel 2,672
Merlin 1,542
Peregrine 1,018
Unidentified Raptor 69
Total 31,611



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