Smith Point Hawk Watch 11/2/18 (479 raptors)


Bob reports 479 migrating raptors today.

Broad-winged Hawk 265
Red-tailed Hawk 7
Swainson’s Hawk 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 19
Cooper’s Hawk 15
Turkey Vulture 128
Black Vulture 19
American Kestrel 5
Osprey 1
Northern Harrier 12
Bald Eagle 3

One dark Broad-winged today. Other birds of note include 13 American White Pelicans, 14 Sandhill Cranes, 3 Wood Storks and a flock of Greater White-fronted Geese. Nina Sitra and Regina Tippet helped out today. Thanks y’all. 13 more days.

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