Smith Point Hawk Watch 11/15/18 (809 raptors)


Bob reports 809 migrating raptors today.

Broad-winged Hawk 134
Red-tailed Hawk 186
Swainson’s Hawk 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Harris’s Hawk 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7
Cooper’s Hawk 14
Turkey Vulture 444
Black Vulture 9
Osprey 1
Northern Harrier 9

A spectacular last day of the count. Highest ever one day Red-tailed count by far. We’ve only had five years with more than 186 Red-tails for the whole season! Joe Kennedy and Marvin Masters helped with the count and also with loading everything up. Thanks Joe and Marvin!

Because there were so many birds today Bob said he might check things out tomorrow.

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!