[CT Birds] Red Tail Migration Numbers

Paul Plotnick pdplot2 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 6 11:01:24 EST 2017


In the absence of anything else, perhaps more of them are staying put and
not migrating. They have also been adapting to life in the city, e.g. New
York City. Or, maybe they are still coming with less people to watch for
them.

On Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 10:13 AM, Craig Repasz via CTBirds <
ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:

> The numbers are from the RIFF RAFF Hawkwatch Group
>
>
> Does anyone have any theories on the low numbers of migrant red-tailed
> hawks reported in the mid-Atlantic this fall? Here are a few examples of
> this year / average.
> Hawk Mountain (PA): 1053 / 3159
> Waggoner's Gap (PA): 1304 / 2136
> Allegheny Front (PA): 1111 / 2099
> Ashland (DE): 366 / 847
> Cape Henlopen (DE): 107 / 233
> Cape May (NJ): 730 / 1859
> Rockfish Gap (VA): 508 / 684
> Kiptopeke (VA): 407 / 586
> Lighthouse Point (CT): 243 / 358
> Quaker Ridge (CT) was above average: 304 / 242.
>
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