Smith Point Hawk Watch 8/12/18 (4 raptors)

Bob reports five migrating raptors today. Broad-winged Hawk 2 Swallow-tailed Kite 3 Other birds of note – 2 Olive-sided Flycatchers and 37 Wood Storks. Thanks for your help today Sara! The Smith Point Hawk Watch is funded entirely through donations and grants. If you would like to make a contribution, you can do so on our website. We appreciate the … Read More

Smith Point Hawk Watch 8/12/18 (4 raptors)

Bob reports four migrating raptors today. Swainson’s Hawk 1 Swallow-tailed Kite 3 Other birds of note – four Purple Martins and four Magnificent Frigatebirds. Visitor’s today were from Tennessee, Austin, and Houston. The Smith Point Hawk Watch is funded entirely through donations and grants. If you would like to make a contribution, you can do so on our website. We … Read More

Smith Point Hawk Watch 8/11/18 (1 raptor)

Joe reports one lone Cooper’s Hawk for the day. Other birds seen but not counted included two Turkey Vultures, five Black Vultures, one young Cooper’s Hawk, one Broad-winged Hawk, and four White-tailed Hawks. Lots of rain again but only one small storm required tower abandonment. A big alligator walked out of the pond and headed across the parking lot to … Read More

Smith Point Hawk Watch 8/10/18 (1 raptor)

Bob reports one lone Broad-winged Hawk for the day. There were showers all around which likely retarded the flight. Six Wood Storks and seven Magnificent Frigatebirds kept him entertained though. Local raptors included a Cooper’s Hawk, a White-tailed Hawk and a Red-shouldered Hawk. Visitor’s from Michigan and Spain today! Also Jana Whittle stopped by to keep Bob company for a … Read More

Smith Point Hawk Watch 8/9/18 (6 raptors)

Bob reports 6 migrating raptors today with the bulk of them being Swallow-tailed Kites! Swainson’s Hawk 1 Swallow-tailed Kite 5 There was a lot of thunder and lightning to watch but none directly impacting those on the tower. Marvin Masters and Sara Harrison stayed most of the day to help spot birds. Thanks y’all! The Smith Point Hawk Watch is … Read More

Smith Point Hawk Watch 8/8/18 (2 raptors)

Bob reports 2 migrating raptors today. Swainson’s Hawk 1 Swallow-tailed Kite 1 Local raptors included a Cooper’s Hawk and a Red-shouldered Hawk. Three Wood Storks made an appearance as well. And so did Dave Hanson! Also, we are short on funds this year folks so donations are very welcome. You can donate directly on our website. Many thanks!

Smith Point Hawk Watch 8/7/18 (0 raptors)

Bob reports no migrating raptors today. He was entertained by 28 white pelicans (first of the season), 6 Wood Storks and one local Cooper’s Hawk. Sara Harrison stopped by to say hello – thanks Sara!

Smith Point Hawk Watch 8/6/18 (11 raptors)

Bob reports 11 migrating raptors today including our first Swallow-tailed Kites of the season! Broad-winged Hawk 1 Mississippi Kite 8 Swallow-tailed Kite 2 Bob says the clouds were awesome. There were also 12 frigatebirds. Martin and Sara Harrison volunteered today. Thanks guys!

Smith Point Hawk Watch 8/5/18 (0 raptors)

Bob reports no migrating raptors today. The only raptor he saw one a single local Cooper’s Hawk. It has to get better right?! He was entertained by five Magnificent Frigatebirds, four Wood Storks, and a lot of White Ibis flying to and fro.

Smith Point Hawk Watch 8/4/18 (2 raptors)

Joe reports only two migrating raptors today. They were both Cooper’s Hawks. Some impressive thunderstorm activity with 4 funnels trying to reach the water made for some good entertainment. The first Olive-sided Flycatcher of the season put in an appearance and some Upland Sandpipers passed overhead. Only a taste of things to come! Thanks Joe.

Smith Point Hawk Watch 8/3/18 (8 raptors)

Bob reportsĀ  8 migrating raptors today. Broad-winged Hawk 7 Cooper’s Hawk 1 Also 5 Magnificent Frigatebirds and 2 Neotropic Cormorants. Thanks for your help Marvin!

Smith Point Hawk Watch 8/2/18 (9 raptors)

Bob reports 9 migrating raptors today. Broad-winged Hawk 4 Swainson’s Hawk 4 Mississippi Kite 1 Also 13 Wood Storks, 2 adult White-tailed Hawks, an immature Red-shouldered Hawk, and an immature Cooper’s Hawk. Thanks for helping today Sara!