Smith Point Hawk Watch 10/22/18 (603 raptors)


Bob reports 603 migrating raptors today.

Broad-winged Hawk 443
Red-tailed Hawk 5
Swainson’s Hawk 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 54
Cooper’s Hawk 22
Turkey Vulture 54
American Kestrel 7
Peregrine Falcon 1
Merlin 1
Northern Harrier 10
Bald Eagle 3

Other birds of note: 2 Wood Storks, 27 Greater white-fronted geese, 130 American White Pelicans, and 50 Sandhill Cranes. Linda Hoffman helped out today. Thanks Linda!

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!