Hawk Watch, April 29 – May 1

These past three days have been quite slow. Saturday, April 29 was the best of the three with a total of 90 raptors moving through. That was a rather disappointing turn-out for what seemed like it might be a decent day for migration, weather-wise. The forecast for Sunday and Monday predicted a lot of rain. There ended up being a few clear hours on both days where I was able to watch for raptors, but to little success. Sunday produced 8 raptors and Monday produced 0 — my first day of actual counting where I didn’t see any migrants.

April 29
Turkey Vulture – 34
Osprey – 1
Bald Eagle – 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk – 9
Broad-winged Hawk – 29
Red-tailed Hawk – 11
Rough-legged Hawk – 1
Golden Eagle – 1

Sandhill Crane – 1
Common Loon – 3

April 30
Turkey Vulture – 6
Bald Eagle – 2

Common Loon – 18

May 1
Nothing

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)