[CT Birds] Red Tail Migration Numbers

Gregory Hanisek ctgregh at gmail.com
Wed Dec 6 16:29:40 EST 2017


Hello Craig,

A factor that certainly comes into play is weather when dealing with
migration. Steve Mayo likely will be able to generate some more solid
weather information, but a lack of cold fronts during key migration time
would be in play.

Greg Hanisek
Waterbury

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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