Smith Point Hawk Watch, 9/4/16 (56 raptors)

Bob reports a slower day than the past few with only 56 raptors. Broad-winged Hawk 4 Mississippi Kite 50 Swallow-tailed Kite 2 The highlight of the day was a Magnificent Frigatebird and a Swallow-tailed Kite hanging about 20 feet above the tower for a bit. In Bob’s words “It was awesome!”.

Smith Point Hawk Watch 9/1/16 (450 raptors)

Bob reports a GREAT day! Broad-winged Hawk 101 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Mississippi Kite 328 Swallow-tailed Kite 19 Also a first year and second year White-tailed Hawk hanging around for comparison. Things are heating up! Don’t forget to pick up your t-shirt while you at Smith Point. Also our photography workshop with Alan Murphy on October 1, still … Read More

Smith Point Hawk Watch 8/31/16 (69 raptors)

Bob reports a good day with north winds. Broad-winged Hawk 35 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Cooper’s Hawk 1 Mississippi Kite 22 Swallow-tailed Kite 9 Totals for the month: Osprey 5 Northern Harrier 1 Cooper’s Hawk 12 Red-shouldered Hawk 5 Broad-winged Hawk 310 Red-tailed Hawk 6 Swainson’s Hawk 18 White-tailed Hawk 1 Merlin 1 Peregrine Falcon 5 Mississippi Kite … Read More

Smith Point Hawk Watch 8/30/16 (104 raptors)

Now we’re talking! I don’t know how but Tad always manages to get the best days. Broad-winged Hawk 81 Swainson’s Hawk 5 Cooper’s Hawk 2 Mississippi Kite 13 Swallow-tailed Kite 1 Osprey 1 Peregrine Falcon 1

Smith Point Hawk Watch 8/27/16 (55 raptors)

Joe reports our first Merlin of the season heading out over the bay without hesitation. Broad-winged Hawk 28 Merlin 1 Mississippi Kite 24 Swallow-tailed Kite 1 Osprey 1 11 Olive-sided Flycatchers! Smith Point is the best spot for them in the fall that I know. Come on out and join us!

Smith Point Hawk Watch 8/26/16 (72 raptors)

Another good day but ended early due to rain. Broad-winged Hawk 56 Swainson’s Hawk 1 Cooper’s Hawk 1 Mississippi Kite 1 Swallow-tailed Kite 11 Peregrine Falcon 1 Osprey 1 Highlight of the day was the Peregrine stooping on a White Ibis!

Smith Point Hawk Watch 8/25/16 (82 raptors)

Woohoo! A double digit day. Things are looking up. Broad-winged Hawk 62 Red-tailed Hawk 2 Swainson’s Hawk 1 Cooper’s Hawk 1 Mississippi Kite 13 Swallow-tailed Kite 2 White-tailed Hawk 1

Smith Point Hawk Watch 8/24/16 (15 raptors)

Bob reports another south wind day which makes it not so great for migrating raptors. He still managed 15 birds though and the diversity is picking up. Broad-winged Hawk 5 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Mississippi Kite 4 Swallow-tailed Kite 2 Peregrine Falcon 1 White-tailed Kite 2 Also about 40 Wood Storks.