Raptor Counting

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Raptor Watch is more than just an event, but it will always be about the activity of monitoring the  raptor migration. Our team of dedicated volunteers and staff have been watching the skies and recording crucial data to feed into our research, understanding and knowledge of the numbers,distribution and species involved in this great exodus, for more than 10 years.

This year’s raptor counting period is for 15 days (4th to 18th March 2018). This is made possible, thanks again to the leadership and spirit of our Raptor Study Group of the MNS Bird Conservation Council and members of the Selangor Branch Bird Group. However, the challenge lay in the securing of funds needed to support this research, and the available volunteers that were willing to spend their time up at the lighthouse counting raptors. Other challenges included the haze conditions that impeded the view as well as prevented the raptors from flying across. Although it’s not possible for us to draw conclusions from the data received to date, it is noted with concern that the numbers of raptors counted seem to far from the spectacular counts recorded in the early 70’s, and seems to be on a worrying downward trend.

Raptor Count  Data 2017

Download the link below;

https://mnsraptorwatch.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/raptor-watch-data-2017.pdf

Raptor Count Data 2018 : 

Date Raptors
Day 1
Sunday – 4/3/2018
Oriental Honey Buzzard = 1413
Grey Faced Buzzard = 19
Day 2
Monday – 5/3/2018
Oriental Honey Buzzard = 2,261
Gray-faced Buzzard = 12
Peregrine Falcon = 1
Day 3
Tuesday – 6/3/2018
Oriental Honey Buzzard = 135 after 5pm
Japanese Sparrowhawk = 2
Gray-faced Buzzard = 2
Peregrine Falcon = 1
Day 4
Wednesday – 7/3/2018
Oriental Honey Buzzard = 675
Day 5
Thursday – 8/3/2018
Oriental Honey Buzzard = 231 after 5pm
Booted Eagle = 1
Black Winged Kite = 1
Gray-faced Buzzard = 22
Peregrine Falcon = 1
Bee-Eater sp = 6
Day 6
Friday – 9/3/2018
Oriental Honey Buzzard = 3963
Gray-faced Buzzard = 3
Crested Serpent = 1
Day 7
Saturday – 10/3/2018
Oriental Honey Buzzard = 2285
Gray-faced Buzzard = 2
Crested Serpent = 1
Japanese Sparrowhawk = 1
Peregrine Falcon = 1
Day 8
Sunday – 11/3/2018
Oriental Honey Buzzard = 2604
Gray-faced Buzzard = 5
Japanese Sparrowhawk = 1
Black Baza = 13
Day 9
Monday – 12/3/2018
Oriental Honey Buzzard = 3402
Crested Serpent = 2
Gray-faced Buzzard = 4
Osprey = 1
Unidentified Accipiter = 1
Day 10
Tuesday – 13/3/2018
Oriental Honey Buzzard = 1987
Black Baza = 21
Day 13
Friday – 16/3/2018
Oriental Honey Buzzard = 596
Black Baza = 182
Gray-faced Buzzard = 1
Unidentified Accipiter = 2
Day 14
Saturday – 17/3/2018
Oriental Honey Buzzard = 997
Black Baza = 77
Crested Serpent = 8
Japanese Sparrowhawk = 10
Unidentified Raptor = 1
Day 15
Sunday – 18/3/2018
Oriental Honey Buzzard = 2,601
Crested Serpent = 2
Japanese Sparrowhawk = 1
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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Stephanie Bacon says:

    What days are you counting the Raptors this year?

    1. mnscomms says:

      Hello there. This year’s raptor counting period is for 16 days (4th to 19th March 2017). See you on 11th March.

  2. HazHaz says:

    My school want to take part for this program at 11 March , it is stillavailable for student ? If can there’s 40 students . Can or not ? I hope we can join

    1. mnscomms says:

      Hi for school activities can you please email kpa@mns.org.my. Thank you

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