Smith Point Hawk Watch 11/13/19 (390 raptors)

Bob reports 390 migrating raptors today. Broad-winged Hawk 53 Red-tailed Hawk 8 Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 Cooper’s Hawk 4 Turkey Vulture 311 Black Vulture 10 Northern Harrier 3 Birds of the day were two Wood Storks and five Sandhill Cranes. No visitors or helpers today. Bob was lonely!

Smith Point Hawk Watch 11/12/19 (78 raptors)

Winnie reports 78 migrating raptors today. Red-tailed Hawk 2 Cooper’s Hawk 1 Turkey Vulture 70 American Kestrel 1 Northern Harrier 2 White-tailed Kite 1 Bald Eagle 1 Lots of birds in the sky but most weren’t going anywhere. Interesting observations included a flock of over 300 migrating Killdeer and a crow (unusual at Smith Point).

Smith Point Hawk Watch 11/10/19 (59 raptors)

Bob reports 59 migrating raptors today. Broad-winged Hawk 12 Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 Cooper’s Hawk 1 Turkey Vulture 34 Merlin 1 Northern Harrier 4 White-tailed Kite 1 Bald Eagle 2 A flock of 63 Red-breasted Mergansers flew out over the bay today. Neat. Marvin Masters helped out today.

Smith Point Hawk Watch 11/9/19 (999 raptors)

Bob reports 999 migrating raptors today. Broad-winged Hawk 189 Red-tailed Hawk 11 Swainson’s Hawk 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk 15 Cooper’s Hawk 12 Turkey Vulture 749 American Kestrel 3 Osprey 2 Northern Harrier 12 Bald Eagle 5 (2 adults and 3 juveniles) One dark Red-tailed Hawk wowed everyone and there were lots of Anhinga, White Ibis, and American White Pelicans to keep … Read More

Smith Point Hawk Watch 11/8/19 (11 raptors)

Bob reports 11 migrating raptors today. Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 Mississippi Kite 1 Northern Harrier 6 The strong north winds and damp conditions kept everything down I guess. The late Mississippi Kite was interesting. Three local caracara and three local kestrels also added to the entertainment.

SMITH POINT HAWK WATCH 11/6/2019 (143 RAPTORS)

Bob reports 143 raptors today Broad-winged hawk 28 Red-tailed hawk 3 Swainson’s hawk 1 Sharp-shinned hawk 14 Cooper’s hawk 4 Turkey vulture 77 Black Vulture 7 Northern harrier 9. There was a strong East wind today. Bob saw 150 American White Pelicans as well.

SMITH POINT HAWK WATCH 11/5/2019 (43 RAPTORS)

Winnie Burkett reports 43 migrating raptors today. Broad-wing Hawk 4 Red-tailed Hawk 4 Sharp-shined Hawk 5 Coopers Hawk 3 Turkey Vulture 15 American Kestrel 3 Northern Harrier 9 Lots of swallows early and a Vermilion Flycatcher hanging out with some Sissor-tailed Flycatchers.  

Smith Point Hawk Watch 11/3/2019 (190 Raptors)

Bob reports 190 migrating raptors today. Broad-winged hawk 54 Red-tailed hawk 2 Red-shouldered hawk 1 Sharp-shinned hawk 12 Cooper’s hawk 4 Turkey vulture 92 Black vulture 14 American kestrel 2 Peregrine falcon 1 Northern harrier 8 Bob saw lots of American White Pelicans today and reported a strong East wind.

Smith Point Hawk Watch 11/2/19 (417 Raptors)

Bob reports 417 migrating raptors today. Broad-winged hawk 123 Red-tailed hawk 11 Swainson’s hawk 6 Sharp-shinned hawk 71 Cooper’s hawk 25 Turkey vulture 144 American kestrel 10 Merlin 1 Northern harrier 26. Bob helped by Joe Kennedy today.