Sept 20 Record Day Count.. 559 Raptors YTD..2026

An awesome day of raptor watching today,with Northwest winds all day,and a brief rain. Many thanks to Brian,who helped spot and ID for the last 2- 3hours,the extra set of eyes certainly helped. A decent upflight of 46 was seen between 7am and 9am. Things just got better from there. After 10 hours of counting,I averaged almost 56 raptors an hour,or nearly one per minute!
The final tally of 559 Raptors included:
Turkey Vulture...................4
Osprey..............................4
Bald Eagle.........................1(juvenile)
Northern Harrier................48
Sharpshinned Hawk..........282
Coopers Hawk....................7
Broadwinged Hawk............64
Redtailed Hawk...................4
American Kestrel..............142
Merlin.................................2
Peregrine Falcon..................1
This brings my season total to 2026,a total I didnt attain last fall until October 9th.

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