October Summary

Sorry I'm a little late on this but October is over and I'm ready to give you the report for the month and project overall. We are now on the downhill slope of the project as we only have two months left. So if you want to photograph raptors, do it before the end of the year. Or if you would like, you can convince to start a winter/spring migration project. Whatever works best for you. So here we go, the summary.

Top Five Species Observed (Overall):
Red-tailed Hawk: 208 obs
Swainson's Hawk: 48 obs
Cooper's Hawk: 40 obs
American Kestrel: 37 obs (+1 spot)
Great Horned Owl: 35 obs (first time in Top 5)

Top Five Species Observed (Month):
Red-tailed Hawk: 39 obs
Cooper's Hawk: 7 obs
American Kestrel: 6 obs (+1 spot)
Great Horned Owl: 6 obs (first time in monthly Top 5)
Northern Harrier: 6 obs (first time in monthly Top 5)

Total Species Observed (Overall): 26 species (+2)
Total Species Observed (October): 15 species (-5 from last month)

Species Still Not Observed: White-tailed Kite, Broad-winged Hawk, Barn Owl, Flammulated Owl, Western Screech-Owl, Snowy Owl, Northern Hawk Owl, Spotted Owl, Barred Owl and Gyrfalcon

Counties Still Needing Observations: (5 -- 1 in WA, 4 in OR) Ferry (WA), Sherman (OR), Gilliam (OR), Morrow (OR) and Wheeler (OR)

What to Look for in November: Big numbers of Rough-legged and Harlan's Hawks should be coming in. Long-eared and Northern Saw-whet Owls will start residing in thickets and conifers in isolated locations and under watchful and cautious eyes, you'll see them. Other wintering birds are appearing to arrive around 3 weeks early, so I'm keeping an open eye for Snowy Owls, Gyrfalcons and maybe a Northern Hawk Owl. Good luck!

Publicado por birdwhisperer birdwhisperer, 05 de novembro de 2019, 02:20 MANHÃ

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