Smith Point Hawk Watch 10/20/18 (258 raptors)


Bob reports 258 migrating raptors today.

Broad-winged Hawk 114
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Swainson’s Hawk 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 65
Cooper’s Hawk 8
Mississippi Kite 2
Turkey Vulture 37
American Kestrel 22
Peregrine Falcon 1
Northern Harrier 6

Others birds of note: 130 Wood Storks, 30 Sandhill Cranes (first of the season), 120 American White Pelicans, and a huge flock of Tree Swallows swirling right in front of the tower.

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