Smith Point Hawk Watch 10/21/18 (1292 raptors)


Bob reports 1292 migrating raptors today.

Broad-winged Hawk 1025
Red-tailed Hawk 3
Swainson’s Hawk 14
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 30
Cooper’s Hawk 14
Mississippi Kite 3
White-tailed Kite 1
Turkey Vulture 135
Black Vulture 15
American Kestrel 14
Merlin 2
Osprey 1
Northern Harrier 11
Bald Eagle 1

Other birds of note: 28 Wood Storks, 95 Greater White-fronted Geese, 40 Snow Geese, and 1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo. Marvin Masters, Joe Kennedy, Marcy Brown, Nina Sitra, Veda Hackell, and Thomas and Frederick Johannson helped out today. Thanks y’all!

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!