End of August Report

End of the month report is here and the statistics for the project.

Top Five Species (Overall):
Red-tailed Hawk -- 70
Swainson's Hawk -- 38
Osprey -- 21
Cooper's Hawk -- 14
Great Horned Owl -- 12

Top Five Species (Month):
Red-tailed Hawk -- 43
Swainson's Hawk -- 29
Osprey -- 12
American Kestrel -- 7
Cooper's Hawk -- 7

Species Observed Overall: 17

Species Observed in August: 14

Species We Still Need Observations: (18) Turkey Vulture, White-tailed Kite, Northern Harrier, Northern Goshawk, Broad-winged Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Barn Owl, Flammulated Owl, Western Screech-Owl, Snowy Owl, Northern Hawk Owl, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Spotted Owl, Barred Owl, Boreal Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl and Gyrfalcon

Counties Still Needing Observations: (11 -- 6 WA and 5 OR) Ferry (WA), Lincoln (WA), Klickitat (WA), Franklin (WA), Columbia (WA), Garfield (WA), Sherman (OR), Gilliam (OR), Morrow (OR), Wheeler (OR) and Baker (OR)

What to expect from this month?
Hawks will be start going haywire this month so keep your eyes open for anything odd. Different Red-tailed Hawk subspecies should be showing up along with Harlan's and maybe a Rough-legged. Fresh-cut hayfields will provide perfect hunting grounds for Buteo species and if you happen upon those fields, expect huge numbers of Red-tailed and Swainson's. Also remember to search for a Broad-winged or Red-shouldered if you do. September also marks the month that owls will start courting, so go out into the woods and listen for Northern Saw-whet and an occasional Boreal Owl if you're in the mountains. Let's give this project a boost in September. Good luck hawk watchers!

Publicado el lunes, 02 de septiembre de 2019 a las 06:11 AM por birdwhisperer birdwhisperer


I will keep an eye out! Hopefully visiting some of the Whitman County buttes with good frequency can bring up some good owls!

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