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Why not goshawks at Hitchcock, but in MO?

Possibly origin and flight track of the MO birds.  Hitchcock gets  
birds along the Missouri River, many/most of which may come from  
north, northwest or west of that site (roughly following the river).   
The birds being seen in MO may have originated further east (Great  
Lakes and north?) and may be traveling south/southwest, thus hitting  
MO south of the hawk watch, and may be going through only southeast  
Iowa.

Anyhoo, that's as good a conjecture as any.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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On Oct 11, 2006, at 2:48 PM, Larry Lade wrote:

> Total of birds at the Hitchcock Hawk Watch, Honey Creek, Iowa so  
> far this fall season. As of October 10, 2006.
>   Black Vulture ........................... 0
>   Turkey Vulture ..................... 1820
>   Osprey ................................... 73
>   Bald Eagle .............................. 25
>   Northern Harrier ......................137
>   Sharp-shinned Hawk .............. 618
>   Cooper's Hawk ...................... 181
>   Northern Goshawk .................... 0
>   Red-shouldered Hawk .......... .... 4
>   Broad-winged Hawk ............... 466
>   Red-tailed Hawk .................... 928
>   Rough-legged Hawk .................. 0
>   Swainson's Hawk ................ 1072
>   Ferruginous Hawk .................... 0
>   Golden Eagle ........................... 0
>   American Kestrel .................... 93
>   Merlin .................................... 13
>   Peregrine Falcon .................... 29
>   Prairie Falcon .......................... 0
>   Mississippi Kite ....................... 0
>
>   Unknown ............................... 16
>
>   Total ...................................5475
>
>   Notice that no Northern Goshawks have been recorded at this hawk  
> watch (which is just across the Missouri River from Omaha, NE) this  
> fall season (last part of August until October 10). I wonder why  
> that is!
>
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