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Hello all,
Following is the hawkwatch report for the Keys from this past week.
-Chris



>Florida Keys Raptor Migration Project Count Update
>
>The count takes place from the side of the restroom
>facilities of Curry Hammock State Park, Marathon,
>Florida.  Curry Hammock is located off of U.S. 1, at
>Mile Marker 56.
>The count began September 15, and will run until
>November 15, two weeks longer than last year.  The
>count begins at 9:00am and will run until at least
>5:00pm.
>
>I will be posting weekly updates here, but daily
>totals can be seen at Birdsource’s Fall Hawkwatch web
>page (birdsource.tc.cornell.edu/HawkWatchResults).
>
>We welcome Jeff Mauer, fresh out of the Goshutes, as
>our second counter.
>
>WEEK FIVE TOTALS:
>October 14 – October 20.
>
>                       Season Total    Season Total
>Species        GROSS   NET     GROSS   NET     High Count
>TV     1516    446     1650    568      439 10/17
=Turkey Vulture
>OS     55      39      1092    916     171 10/5
=Osprey
>BE     3       1       9       5       2 10/7
=Bald Eagle
>MK     0       0       12      12      5: 9/15+10/1
=Mississippi Kite
>SK     0       0       4       4       1: 4 Dates
=Swallow-tailed Kite
>NH     90      82      564     388     61 10/6
=Northern Harrier
>SS     2249    1535    4422    3280    760 10/16
=Sharp-shinned Hawk
>CH     359     258     802     606     114 10/8
=Cooper's Hawk
>RS     25      -1      44      12      8 10/18
=Red-shouldered Hawk
>BW     803     399     3240    1830    399 9/25
=Broad-winged Hawk
>RT     0       0       0       0       0
=Red-tailed Hawk
>SW     17      13      21      13      10 10/6
=Swainson's Hawk
>ST     13      7       17      9       3 10/15
=Short-tailed Hawk
>AK     999     895     2807    2473    651 10/6
=American Kestrel
>ML     30      22      564     388     56 10/7
=Merlin
>PG     95      85      1995    1711    357 10/8
=Peregrine Falcon
>UU     32      32      122     98           -
=Unidentified
>TOTALS:        6238    3811    17176   12276   2175 10/6
>
>
>OTHER SIGHTINGS OF NOTE:
>10/14: 2 Chipping Sparrows (first of season)
>        Whimbrel (been present since 10/5)
>        1 Gull-billed Tern
>
>10/18: Yellow-billed Cuckoo
>
>
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