Cape May Hawk Watch 2010

One of the rites of fall is checking the Cape May Hawk Watch board in Cape May Point State Park.

Thousands of migrating hawks soar overhead, heading for warmer wintering spots. Here are the final number of hawks counted at the Point in 2010:

Black Vulture 521
Turkey Vulture 2636
Osprey 4576
Bald Eagle 506
Northern Harrier 2385
Sharp-shinned Hawk 19,963
Cooper's Hawk 4106
Northern Goshawk 26
Red-shouldered Hawk 443
Broad-winged Hawk 1226
Swainson's Hawk 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1807
Rough-legged Hawk 0
Golden Eagle 27
American Kestrel 5651
Merlin 2252
Peregrine 1415
Unidentified 2
Total 47,542


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