Posted by: bbharry72 | 8 November 2015

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Nov 8

Smith Point Hawkwatch report for Nov 8. Strong north winds turned moderate midday. The front brought Snow Geese, a Ross’s Goose, a Golden Eagle and nice late season buteos. Joel, William, Tom and Hank helped spot birds. A fun day. Bob
Migrants
13 Black Vulture
136 Turkey Vultures
11 Northern Harriers
12 Sharp-shinned Hawks
12 Cooper’s Hawks
38 Broad-winged Hawks
8 Red-tailed Hawks
114 Swainson’s Hawk
1 Golden Eagle (probably juvenile)
1 American Kestrels
1 Merlin

2015 Smith Point YTD
Black Vulture 71
Turkey Vulture 897
Osprey 69
Bald Eagle 8
Northern Harrier 380
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1869
Cooper’s Hawk 1202
Red-shouldered Hawk 37
Broad-winged Hawk 19857
Red-tailed Hawk 89
Swainson’s Hawk 503
Ferruginous Hawk 0
White-tailed Hawk 4
Harris’s Hawk 0
Zone-tailed Hawk 0
Golden Eagle 1
American Kestrel 540
Merlin 59
Peregrine Falcon 74
Prairie Falcon 0
Crested Caracara 1
Mississippi Kite 4925
Swallow-tailed Kite 99
White-tailed Kite 14
Hook-billed Kite 0
unidentified Accipiter 8
unidentified Buteo 4
unidentified falcon 0
unidentified eagle 0
unidentified raptor 0

Total 30711

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