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    Talking How many raptors have you seen?

    Tell me how many you have seen!

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    I've seen 7 in Britain,you?

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    Cool Raptors

    If seen 4!

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    I've seen approximately 500,000 in S Portugal and even more in Tarifa , S Spain.

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    Are we talking in a single day or in total ? - In the UK 8 in one day and 18 in total. In Bularia earlier this month - 11 in one single location and 19 in total. Still chasing an elusive Pallid Harrier.

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    Highest numbers one day would be 50,000 or so Broadwinged Hawks, Turkey Vultures and others in Veracruz, Mexico.
    Highest species total one day, probably Veracruz as well with 11-12 species.
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    Hi Rafi et al,

    I'm not really into listing but my most productive day so far was a few years ago now in Eastern Mexico in the fall where I observed over 10,000 birds of prey comprising 23 different species (excluding owls) in one day. I don't have my notebook to hand to publish the list just now but I can vividly recall the highlight - prolonged close-range views of a superb juvenile Aplomado Falcon.

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    16 species of Raptor in the UK still waiting to see R.F. Falcon in the U.K. a real bogey bird for me.In Europe 12 more species - hoping one day to see birds such as Gyr Falcon, Sooty Falcon and eagle species such as Tawny and Verreaux's!

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    Hi all, just to say i've seen 19 uk, 33 wp and many thousands on several trips to Israel. If you've never been to Israel i can't recomend it enough. Its worth it just for the raptors let alone the dessert birds,the migration and the possabilities of something rare or unusual turning up. ampelinus.

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    I have seen about 12 kestrels+one that I held.
    I have seen a collared sparrowhawk
    a tawny frogmouth, about a million wedge tailed eagles, a boobook owl that I held, a tyto alba and a black breasted buzzard and a hobby.

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