Smith Point Hawk Watch 11/14/18 (2237 raptors)


Bob reports 2237 migrating raptors today.

Broad-winged Hawk 698
Red-tailed Hawk 74
Red-shouldered Hawk 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 12
Cooper’s Hawk 9
Turkey Vulture 1410
Black Vulture 13
American Kestrel 1
Peregrine Falcon 1
Northern Harrier 16

Other birds of note: 2 Whooping Cranes seen twice, 350 Snow Geese, 6 Great Blue Herons in a kettle, 53 Sandhill Cranes, pipits, bluebirds,Song Sparrow and Hermit Thrush. Joe Kennedy helped with the count. Thanks Joe! 1 more day!

Note that with the time change this weekend Bob is now at the tower from 7:00am until 3:00pm instead of 8:00 to 4:00.

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!