Smith Point Hawk Watch 9/29/16 (4642 raptors)

Another rocking day! Broad-winged Hawk 3952 Red-tailed Hawk 5 Swainson’s Hawk 2 Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk 399 Cooper’s Hawk 184 Mississippi Kite 45 American Kestrel 22 Peregrine Falcon 12 Merlin 3 Osprey 3 Northern Harrier 13 Bald Eagle 1 Note: I will be at the hawk watch tomorrow and may not have internet access to post the totals.

Smith Point Hawk Watch 9/28/16 (3906 raptors)

Another great day at the point with nice temps for a change! Black Vulture 7 Broad-winged Hawk 2933 Red-tailed Hawk 5 Swainson’s Hawk 1 Red-shouldered Hawk 2 Sharp-shinned Hawk 192 Cooper’s Hawk 177 Mississippi Kite 58 American Kestrel 17 Peregrine Falcon 4 Merlin 3 Northern Harrier 7

Smith Point Hawk Watch 9/27/16 (6438 raptors)

Tad does it again! The best day so far. Birds in the air all day and many observers got great looks. Turkey Vulture 25 Black Vulture 8 Broad-winged Hawk 5843 Red-tailed Hawk 10 Swainson’s Hawk 4 Red-shouldered Hawk 3 Sharp-shinned Hawk 325 Cooper’s Hawk 83 Mississippi Kite 75 White-tailed Kite 1 American Kestrel 29 Peregrine Falcon 15 Merlin 3 Osprey … Read More

Smith Point Hawk Watch 9/26/16 (700 raptors)

Bob reports a good day with only one hour missed due to rain. Broad-winged Hawk 424 Swainson’s Hawk 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk 112 Cooper’s Hawk 19 Mississippi Kite 128 Swallow-tailed Kite 2 American Kestrel 3 Peregrine Falcon 4 Merlin 2 Osprey 1 Northern Harrier 4

Smith Point Hawk Watch 9/24/16 (139 raptors)

Bob reports another south wind funky day but still birds! Broad-winged Hawk 20 Swainson’s Hawk 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk 77 Cooper’s Hawk 4 Mississippi Kite 22 Swallow-tailed Kite 1 American Kestrel 1 Peregrine Falcon 3 Mississippi Kite l3 Northern Harrier 7

Smith Point Hawk Watch 9/23/16 (108 raptors)

Bob reports strong southeast winds and funky weather making for a weird day with NO Broad-wings! Sharp-shinned Hawk 62 Cooper’s Hawk 2 Mississippi Kite 28 White-tailed Kite 1 American Kestrel 9 Merlin 3 Northern Harrier 3

Smith Point Hawk Watch 9/22/16 (274 raptors)

The Sharp-shins have arrived! Broad-winged Hawk 15 Swainson’s Hawk 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk 60 Cooper’s Hawk 13 Mississippi Kite 174 Swallow-tailed Kite 2 American Kestrel 5 Peregrine Falcon 2 Merlin 2

Smith Point Hawk Watch 9/21/16 (537 raptors)

Tad reported a somewhat slower day with threatening rain most of the day: Broad-winged Hawk 234 Sharp-shinned Hawk 23 Cooper’s Hawk 19 Mississippi Kite 241 Swallow-tailed Kite 1 American Kestrel 6 Peregrine Falcon 4 Osprey 5 Northern Harrier 4

Smith Point Hawk Watch 9/20/16 (4122 raptors)

Woohoo! Here come the Broad-wings. Broad-winged Hawk 4026 Swainson’s Hawk 2 Sharp-shinned Hawk 10 Cooper’s Hawk 15 Mississippi Kite 64 White-tailed Kite 1 American Kestrel 2 Peregrine Falcon 2

Smith Point Hawk Watch 9/19/16 (320 raptors)

Bob reports a pretty good day. North winds soon. Get ready! Broad-winged Hawk 239 Swainson’s Hawk 2 Red-shouldered Hawk 2 White-tailed Hawk 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk 18 Cooper’s Hawk 12 Mississippi Kite 36 American Kestrel 1 Peregrine Falcon 5 Osprey 1 Northern Harrier 3

Smith Point Hawk Watch 9/17/16 (127 raptors)

Bob reports a slow day but still lots of variety. Broad-winged Hawk 103 Red-tailed Hawk 2 Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 Cooper’s Hawk 5 Mississippi Kite 5 Swallow-tailed Kite 1 American Kestrel 1 Peregrine Falcon 1 Merlin 3 Osprey 1 Northern Harrier 3