Smith Point Hawk Watch 9/6/18 (31 raptors)


Bob reports 31 migrating raptors today.

Broad-winged Hawk 7
Swainson’s Hawk 1
Cooper’s Hawk 1
Mississippi Kite 17
Swallow-tailed Kite 2
Osprey 1
Northern Harrier 1
Bald Eagle 1 (immature)

Other birds of note: a male Painted Bunting and about 70 Eastern Kingbirds. Sara helped out today and Jim Stevenson brought his raptor board today! It depicts all the raptors that regularly pass through Smith Point plus a few other birds that are common there. It’s fantastic and you need to go check it out! Thanks so much Jim!

The Smith Point Hawk Watch is funded entirely through donations and grants. We have received a number of donations! Thank you! We are about 1/5 of the way to full funding. If you would like to make a contribution, you can do so on our website. We appreciate the support very much!