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Old Sunday 7th November 2004, 21:54   #1
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Talking Raptors all over

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I am working in Gold Hill counting the migratory raptors that cross over the Panama Canal.
Well, today there where no migratori raptors but the local ones where evreywere.
Gray-headed Kite, Black Hawk-eagle, Short-tailed Hawk and a Great Potoo during day ligth were enough to keep the team happy


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Old Sunday 7th November 2004, 21:57   #2
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wow! kites, hawks and eagles on the same day! - im jealous.
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Old Monday 8th November 2004, 14:11   #3
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Hola:

I am working in Gold Hill counting the migratory raptors that cross over the Panama Canal.
Well, today there where no migratori raptors but the local ones where evreywere.
Gray-headed Kite, Black Hawk-eagle, Short-tailed Hawk and a Great Potoo during day ligth were enough to keep the team happy


Hi Frogdoondey,

I wonder if you could post a count summary (so far this year) of the migratory ones broken down by species.

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Old Tuesday 9th November 2004, 10:53   #4
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Hi Frogdoondey,

I wonder if you could post a count summary (so far this year) of the migratory ones broken down by species.

Thanks,

Dalcio
Dalcio:
the project will be fiinished in a week.
After that I will be able to post the total numbers, and they will be huge: more than 6 digits.
So far we know that about 3 to 6 millions raptors migrate to South America via Panama. There are 9 spot along the Panama Canala were counters are colecting data.

The main sponsor of the project is Hawk Mountain Sanctuary so keep an eye on their web page.
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Old Tuesday 9th November 2004, 17:55   #5
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wow! kites, hawks and eagles on the same day! - im jealous.
Salty,

Closer to home is Eilat. During the spring thousands of migrant raptors pass very close to you through the mountains.

I can guarantee - with a north wind - Kites, Hawks, falcons, Eagles, the occasional Osprey, Harrier, plus Bee-eaters, Hirundines, Larks, Storks, etc.

Your first sighting of hundreds of Steppe Buzzards lifting off just after first light,and later on joined by the larger Aquilas, will stay with you forever.

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Old Thursday 11th November 2004, 23:38   #6
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Today we had 5 Turkey vultures and 1 Osprey.
A Kestrel made me company for a couples hours. Two Peregrines hunted early in the morning and they left behind 3 carcases of grey-breasted martins.
1 Merlin flew by but It was not a migratory one.
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Hi Frogdoondey,

I wonder if you could post a count summary (so far this year) of the migratory ones broken down by species.

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Dalcio
Dalcio:
3.1 millions. In a couple days I´ll brake down the numbers by specie and dates

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3.1 millions. In a couple days I´ll brake down the numbers by specie and dates

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Thank you! Impressive number. Keep up the good work!

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Bit late, I know, but have to comment that 12 species in one day has got to be good in most folks' books!

I managed 10 in Cyprus during autumn (fall) migration, then 10 in dry season (northern winter) in Côte d'Ivoire (could have had 11 if I hadn't been so dog tired as to skip the afternoon village-art trip!).

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