Smith Point Hawk Watch 11/15/16 (148 raptors)


Well that’s a wrap folks. The last day of the hawk watch was today. Bob, Tad, Joe and I had nice day enjoying the last of the birds for this year’s total. Seems like we should keep going a bit since we had so many birds today but alas, it is not to be. We waited all day in vain for a Golden Eagle but the best we could do was a Bald. I want to give a big THANK YOU to all our great volunteers:

Cliff Peterson
Dave Hanson
Joe Kennedy
Marvin Masters
Nina Sitra
Tad Finnell
Winnie Burkett

I hope I haven’t left anyone out. We couldn’t do the count without you all!

And of course thanks much to Bob who has agreed to return next year!

Broad-winged Hawk 14
Red-tailed Hawk 19
Sharp-shinned Hawk 27
Cooper’s Hawk 10
Small Accipiter 1
Turkey Vulture 1
American Kestrel 1
Northern Harrier 26 (the high day count for the season)
Bald Eagle 1 (a youngster)