1997 CHINCOTEAGUE  ROAD CENSUS: Daily & Seasonal Totals

Date
# Road Censuses 
(each takes 15 minutes)
Time 
of Observations 
Total 
Monarchs
Hours of
Observation
Avg. 
Monarchs/Hour
9/15
3
  10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm  
9
.75
11
9/16
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
7
.75
9
9/17
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
11
.75
15
9/18
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
4
.75
5
9/19
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
14
.75
19
9/20
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 6
.75
8
9/21
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 156
.75
 208
9/22
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 18
.75
 24
9/23
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 4
.75
 5
9/24
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 0
.75
 0
9/25
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 25
.75
 33
9/26
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 226
.75
301
 9/27
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
38
.75
51
9/28
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
8
.75
11
9/29
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
39
.75
52
9/30
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 10
.75
13
10/1
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
344
.75
459
10/2
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
19
.75
25
10/3
2
 1 pm, 4 pm
10
.5
20
10/4
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
22
.75
29
10/5
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
23
.75
30
10/6
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
73
.75
97
10/7
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
16
.75
21
10/8
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
27
.75
36
10/9
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
20
.75
27
10/10
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
56
.75
75
10/11
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
14
.75
19
10/12
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
43
.75
57
Season Total
83
------------------
1242
20.75
60
<>                                                                                   
<>
<>1997
<>
           

1998 CHINCOTEAGUE  ROAD CENSUS: Daily & Seasonal Totals

Date
# Road Censuses 
(each takes 20 minutes)
Time 
of Observations 
Total 
Monarchs
Hours of
Observation
Avg. 
Monarchs/Hour
 9/13 
 2
1 pm, 4 pm
 0
.67
9/14 
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
0
1
0
9/15
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
0
1
0
9/16
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
0
1
0
9/17
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
0
1
0
9/18
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
0
1
0
9/19
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
0
1
0
9/20
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 2
1
2
9/21
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 0
1
 0
9/22
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 1
1
 1
9/23
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 19
1
 19
9/24
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 100
1
 100
9/25
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 153
1
 153
9/26
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 55
1
55 
 9/27
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
57
1
57
9/28
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
116
1
116
9/29
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
34
1
34
9/30
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 15
1
15
10/1
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
43
1
43
10/2
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
167
1
167
10/3
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
173
1
173
10/4
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
30
1
30
10/5
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
94
1
94
10/6
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
49
1
49
10/7
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
26
1
26
10/8
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
12
1
12
10/9
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
19
1
19
10/10
1
10 am
18
.33
54
Season Total
81
------------------
1183
27
43.81

1998



1999 CHINCOTEAGUE  ROAD CENSUS: Daily & Seasonal Totals

Date
# Road Censuses 
(each takes 15 minutes)
Time 
of Observations 
Total 
Monarchs
Hours of
Observation
Avg.  number 
Monarchs/Hour
of observation
 9/23
 2
1 pm, 4 pm
 236
.5 
 472
9/24
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
522
.75
696
9/25
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
699
.75
932
9/26 
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
34 
.75 
45 
9/27
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
42
.75
56
9/28
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
34
.75
 45
9/29
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
16
.75
 21
9/30
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
34
.75
 45
10/1
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 337
.75
 449
10/2
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 354
.75 
 472
10/3
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 318
 .75
 424
10/4
0*
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 *
 *
10/5
0*
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 *
 *
*
10/6
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 596
 .75
 795
10/7
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 118
 .75
 157
10/8
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 202
 .75
 269
 10/9
0*
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 *
 *
10/10
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 170
 .75
 227
10/11
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 193
 .75
 257
10/12
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 26
 .75
 35
10/13
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 13
 .75
 17
10/14
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 47
 .75
 63
10/15
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 14
 .75
 19
10/16
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 3
 .75
 4
10/17
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 3
 .75
 4
10/18
1
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 0
.25 
Season Total
81
------------------
4011 
 16.5
 243
                                              * Data not collected - survey route inaccessable due to refuge activities

1999



2000 CHINCOTEAGUE  ROAD CENSUS: Daily & Seasonal Totals

Date
# Road Censuses 
(each takes 15 minutes)
Time 
of Observations 
Total 
Monarchs
Hours of
Observation
Avg.  number 
Monarchs/Hour
of observation
9/16
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 4
.75 
5.3 
9/17
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 2
.75
 2.7
9/18
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 2
.75
 2.7
9/19
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 2
.75 
 2.7
9/20
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 0
.75
 0
9/21
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 4
.75
5.3 
9/22
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 3
.75
 4
9/23
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 0
.75
 0
9/24
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
2
.75
 2.7
9/25
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 0
.75
 0
9/26
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 213
 .75
 284
9/27
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 112
 .75
 149
9/28
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 44
 .75
 59
9/29
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 6
 .75
9/30
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 1
 .75
 1.33
10/1
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 0
 .75
 0
10/2
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 0
 .75
 0
10/3
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
31
 .75
 41.3
10/4
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 29
 .75
 38.7
10/5
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 8
 .75
 10.7
10/6
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 1
 .75
 1.3
10/7
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 270
 .75
 360
10/8
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 86
 .75
 114.7
10/9
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 318
 .75
 424
10/10
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 42
 .75
 56
10/11
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 186
.75
 248
10/12
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 115
.75
 153.3
10/13
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 18
.75
 24
Season Total
 84
------------------
 1,499
 21
 71.4
                                               * Data not collected - survey route inaccessable due to refuge activities

2000



2001 CHINCOTEAGUE  ROAD CENSUS: Daily & Seasonal Totals

Date
# Road Censuses 
(each takes 15 minutes)
Time 
of Observations 
Total 
Monarchs
Hours of
Observation
Avg.  number 
Monarchs/Hour
of observation
9/15
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 2
.75 
 2.67
9/16
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
14
.75 
18.67
9/17
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
36 
.75
 48
9/18
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 35
.75
 46.67
9/19
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 53
.75 
 70.67
9/20
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 4
.75
 5.33
9/21
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 34
.75
 45.33
9/22
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 19
.75
 25.33
9/23
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 4
.75
 5.33
9/24
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 0
.75
 0
9/25
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 0
.75
 0
9/26
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
35
 .75
 46.67
9/27
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
4
 .75
 5.33
9/28
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
263
 .75
 350.67
9/29
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
660
 .75
 880
9/30
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
29
 .75
 38.67
10/1
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 110
 .75
 146.67
10/2
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 370
 .75
 493.33
10/3
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
132
 .75
 176
10/4
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
60
 .75
 80
10/5
1
10 am
29
 .25
 116
10/6
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 0
 .75
 0
10/7
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 678
 .75
 904
10/8
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 547
 .75
 729.33
10/9
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 139
 .75
 185.33
10/10
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 19
 .75
 25.33
10/11
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 19
.75
 25.33
10/12
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 40
.75
 53.33
Season Total
 82
------------------
 3335
20.5
 161.5
                                              * Data not collected - survey route inaccessable due to refuge activities

2001



2002 CHINCOTEAGUE  ROAD CENSUS: Daily & Seasonal Totals

Date
# Road Censuses 
(each takes 15 minutes)
Time 
of Observations 
Total 
Monarchs
Hours of
Observation
Avg.  number 
Monarchs/Hour
of observation
9/14
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
16
.75
21
9/15
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
45
.75
60
9/16
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
9
.75 
12
9/17
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
39
.75
52
9/18
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
38
.75
51
9/19
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
49
.75 
65 
9/20
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
63
.75
84
9/21
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
26
.25
104
9/22
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 *
*
*
9/23
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 *
*
*
9/24
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
15
.75
20
9/25
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
0
.75
9/26
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
0
 .75
0
9/27
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
4
 .75
5
9/28
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
24
 .75
32
9/29
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
13
 .75
17
9/30
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
7
 .75
9
10/1
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
3
 .75
4
10/2
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
3
 .75
4
10/3
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
4
 .75
5
10/4
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
1
 .75
1
10/5
1
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
12
 .75
16
10/6
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 .75
5
10/7
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 .75
7
10/8
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
83 
 .75
 111
10/9
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 .75
4
10/10
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 .75
 0
10/11
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
.75
 0
Season Total
 82
------------------
450 
19.00
25
                                                * Data not collected 

2002



2003 CHINCOTEAGUE  ROAD CENSUS: Daily & Seasonal Totals

Date
# Road Censuses 
(each takes 15 minutes)
Time 
of Observations 
Total 
Monarchs
Hours of
Observation
Avg.  number 
Monarchs/Hour
of observation
9/21
2
 1 pm, 4 pm
0
.50
0
9/22
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
0
.75
0
9/23
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
8
.75 
11
9/24
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
1
.75
1.3
9/25
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
0
.75
0
9/26
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
1
.75 
1.3
9/27
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
1
.75
1.3
9/28
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
6
.75
8
9/29
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
 97
.75
129.3
9/30
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm   
 368
.75
490.6
10/1
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
312
.75
416
10/2
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
250
.75
333.3
10/3
3
10 am,  4 pm
104
 .50
208
10/4
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
103
 .75
137.3
10/5
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
126
 .75
168
10/6
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
54
 .75
72
10/7
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
12
 .75
16
10/8
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
10
 .75
13.3
10/9
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
5
 .75
6.7
10/10
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
0
 .75
0
10/11
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
0
 .75
0
Season Total
 65
------------------
1458
15.25
96
                                                * Data not collected

2003




2004 CHINCOTEAGUE  ROAD CENSUS: Daily & Seasonal Totals

Date
# Road Censuses 
(each takes 20 minutes)
Time 
of Observations 
Total 
Monarchs
Hours of
Observation
Avg.  number 
Monarchs/Hour
of observation
9/18
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
0
1
0
9/19
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
0
1
0
9/20
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
1
1
1
9/21
3
 10 am, 1pm , 4 pm
5
1
5
9/22
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
1
4
9/23
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
2
2
9/24
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
1
1
1
9/25
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
1
1
1
9/26
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
1
1
9/27
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
0
1
0
9/28
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
0
1
0
9/29
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
1 
1
1
9/30
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm 
2
1
2
10/1
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
2
1
2
10/2
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
0
1
0
10/3
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
7
 1
7
10/4
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
16
 1
16
10/5
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
13
 1
13
10/6
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
43
 1
43
10/7
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
32
 1
32
10/8
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
19
1
19
10/9
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
14
 1
14
10/10
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
246
 1
246
10/11
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
274
 1
274
10/12
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
180
1
180
10/13
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
63
1
63
10/14
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
4
1
4
10/15
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
0
1
0






Season Total
 84
------------------
931
28
33.25

2004


2005 CHINCOTEAGUE  ROAD CENSUS: Daily & Seasonal Totals

Date
# Road Censuses 
(each takes 20 minutes)
Time 
of Observations 
         
Monarchs Perched
         
Monarchs in Flight

Total 
Monarchs
Hours of
Observation
Avg.  number 
Monarchs/Hour
of observation
9/17
2
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
0
6
6
.66
9
9/18
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
1
8
9
1
9
9/19
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
1
7
8
1
8
9/20
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
1
8
9
1
9
9/21
3
10 am, 1pm, 4 pm
0
10
10
1
10
9/22
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
2
4
6
1
6
9/23
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
0
2
2
1
2
9/24
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
0
0
0
1
0
9/25
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
1
5
6
1
6
9/26
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
1
2
3
1
3
9/27
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
1
18
19
1
19
9/28
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
16
30
46
1
46
9/29
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
17
19
36
1
36
9/30
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
15
54
69
1
69
10/1
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
660
34
694
1
694
10/2
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
184
19
203
1
203
10/3
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
18
9
27
 1
27
10/4
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
55
15
70
 1
70
10/5
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
7
0
7
 1
7
10/6
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
0
1
1
 1
1
10/7
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
0
2
2
 1
2
10/8
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
0
0
0
1
0
10/9
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
28
26
54
 1
54
10/10
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
37
24
61
 1
61
10/11
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
307
127
434
 1
434
10/12
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
581
43
624
1
624
10/13
3
10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm
475
185
660
1
660
10/14
2
10 am, 1 pm
293
10
303
.66
455
Season Total
 
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2701
668
3369
19.3
174.4
 
2005



The best flights at Chincoteague are generally associated with cold fronts with winds out of the north and west.

by wind direction

All data © Denise R. Gibbs and Dr. Lincoln P. Brower.


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