Cape May Hawk Watch 2006

Every year, the Cape May Bird Observatory's official hawk watcher tallies up the number seen each day. In 2006, 48,617 hawks were counted. Here are the totals:

Species
Total
Black Vulture 408
Turkey Vulture 2727
Osprey 2510
Bald Eagle 340
Northern Harrier 1508
Sharp-shinned Hawk 21,454
Cooper's Hawk 6927
Northern Goshawk 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 473
Broad-winged Hawk 2006
Swainson's Hawk 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1985
Rough-legged Hawk 0
Golden Eagle 18
American Kestrel 5255
Merlin 1884
Peregrine 1113
   
Total 48,617

 

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