Smith Point Hawk Watch 9/15/18 (752 raptors)


Bob reported 752 migrating raptors today.

Broad-winged Hawk 157
Swainson’s Hawk 1
Cooper’s Hawk 1
Mississippi Kite 571
Swallow-tailed Kite 14
American Kestrel 1
Peregrine Falcon 1
Merlin 4
Osprey 2

Other birds of note: Cedar Waxwing, Inca Dove, 2000 White Ibis, 5 White Pelicans, 220 Anhinga, 18 Magnificent Frigatebird, and lots of swallow diversity. Marvin Masters helped today.

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