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RoutePierre grasslands SD (1251)
Location South Dakota, United States
Survey date 2024-02-11
Survey ID1847

Survey Conditions

Survey Date: 2024-02-11Start Time: 13:20:00End Time: 16:40:00
Temperature3.5 (C)9.4 (C)
Cloud Cover0 (%)50 (%)
Visibility10 (km)10 (km)
Precipitation0: None0: None
Wind Speed4: 20-28 km/h (13-18 mph)3: 12-19 km/h (8-12 mph)
Wind DirectionWW
WaterPartly frozenPartly frozen
Snow Depth0 (in)0 (in)
Observer 1Jerry Toll
Observer 2Carol Schmid
Observer 3
Observer 4
Notes Sunny windy, warm day. The extensive prairie dog towns were busy attracting numerous raptors! Seems the dog towns are large and more numerous than even just last year!

Survey Sightings

RL (Rough-legged Hawk)13:35:001Flying Light•grassland•roadsides
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:35:001Perched DarkAdult•grassland•roadsides
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)13:40:001Flying Light•grassland•roadsides
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)13:50:003Flying Light•grassland
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)13:50:001Flying Light•grassland
SE (Short-eared Owl)13:50:001Flying •grassland
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)13:55:002Flying Light
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)14:00:002Flying Light•grassland
UB (Unknown Buteo)14:00:004Flying •grassland
NH (Northern Harrier)14:05:001Flying AdultFemale•grassland
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)14:10:001Flying •grassland•stubble agriculture
NH (Northern Harrier)14:15:001Flying Male•grassland
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:15:001Perched Light•roadsides•grassland
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)14:20:002Flying Light•grassland
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:25:001Perched Dark•grassland
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)14:30:001Flying LightAdult•grassland
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)14:35:001Perched LightAdult•forested
NH (Northern Harrier)14:40:001Flying AdultMale•grassland
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)14:45:001Flying Light•grassland
BE (Bald Eagle)14:50:005Flying Perched Adult•grassland
GE (Golden Eagle)14:50:001Perched Adult•grassland
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)14:50:005Flying •grassland
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)15:10:004Flying •grassland
NH (Northern Harrier)15:15:002Perched Adult•grassland
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)15:15:004Flying •grassland
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)15:20:002Flying •grassland
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)15:25:001Flying Light•stubble agriculture
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:30:001Flying DarkImmature•grassland
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)15:35:003Perched LightImmature•grassland
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)15:35:002Flying •grassland
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)15:35:001Flying •grassland
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:45:003Flying LightAdult•grassland•roadsides
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)15:50:001Perched Light•grassland
GE (Golden Eagle)15:55:001Flying •grassland
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)16:10:001Flying Dark•grassland
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)16:15:001Perched Light•forested•grassland•animal agriculture
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)16:15:001Flying Light•roadsides•animal agriculture
GE (Golden Eagle)16:20:001Perched Adult•forested•roadsides•grassland
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)16:20:002Flying Perched •grassland
NH (Northern Harrier)16:25:001Flying AdultMale•grassland
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)16:25:001Perched •roadsides•grassland
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)16:35:001Flying Light•grassland
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)16:35:001Perched LightAdult•grassland
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)16:40:002Perched Light•grassland

Survey totals by species

SpeciesTotal Count
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)44
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12
SE (Short-eared Owl)1
UB (Unknown Buteo)4
NH (Northern Harrier)6
BE (Bald Eagle)5
GE (Golden Eagle)3