Smith Point Hawk Watch 10/26/18 (991 raptors)


Bob reports 991 migrating raptors today.

Broad-winged Hawk 432
Red-tailed Hawk 6
Swainson’s Hawk 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 95
Cooper’s Hawk 43
Turkey Vulture 291
Black Vulture 23
American Kestrel 17
Peregrine Falcon 4
Merlin 2
Northern Harrier 22
Bald Eagle 3

Birds of note: One of the Broad-winged Hawks was a dark morph bird. Also 125 Wood Storks, 102 Sandhill Cranes, and 120 Franklin’s Gulls. The Wood Storks were in with a flock of white pelicans which made for interesting comparisons! Marvin Masters and Regina Tippet helped out today. Thanks y’all! Also we had a visitor from Finland. Another country represented!

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