Smith Point Hawk Watch 9/28/18 (3,925 raptors)


Bob reports 3,925 migrating raptors today.

Broad-winged Hawk 3,788
Swainson’s Hawk 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 38
Cooper’s Hawk 11
Mississippi Kite 86
American Kestrel 6
Peregrine Falcon 2
Merlin 2
Northern Harrier 11

Birds of the day were four late Wood Storks. Bob was joined by a group from the Nature Discovery Center. They were treated to low skies which made for low birds.

The Smith Point Hawk Watch is funded entirely through donations and grants. We have received a number of donations! Thank you! We still need additional funding however. If you would like to make a contribution, you can do so on our website. We appreciate the support very much!