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Location Pennsylvania, USA
Survey date 2020-02-05
Survey ID969

Survey Conditions

Survey Date: 2020-02-05Start Time: 09:20:00End Time: 13:30:00
Temperature0 (C)0 (C)
Cloud Cover80 (%)80 (%)
Visibility1 (km)1 (km)
Precipitation0: None0: None
Wind Speed1: 1-5 km/h (1-3 mph)1: 1-5 km/h (1-3 mph)
Wind DirectionNNWNNW
Snow Depth0 (in)0 (in)
Observer 1Robert Mulvihill
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Observer 3
Observer 4
Notes This WRS is conducted as a public program of the National Aviary. We rent a bus and travel the route with up to 20 observers in addition to Robert Mulvihill. The observers help spot raptors along the entire route, which is about 100 miles long. A couple of rest stops totaling <30 mins. are made along the way.

Survey Sightings

RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:00:0011Perched
RS (Red-shouldered Hawk)12:00:003Perched
BE (Bald Eagle)12:00:002Perched Adult
BE (Bald Eagle)12:00:0011Flying Perched Immature
AK (American Kestrel)12:00:001Perched
UR (Unknown Raptor)12:00:005Flying Perched

Survey totals by species

SpeciesTotal Count
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11
RS (Red-shouldered Hawk)3
BE (Bald Eagle)13
AK (American Kestrel)1
UR (Unknown Raptor)5