Hawk Watch, May 24-26

May 24 and 25 were essentially rained out, but a few hours during clear periods netted some birds. May 26 was the first nice day in a while. There was also finally westerly winds. The movement wasn’t all that impressive in the end, but it was the best day since May 15. The forecast through the end of the count has a few days of potential rain, but hopefully the remaining nice days will fill out our low Broad-winged numbers.

The Killdeer nest that was at our primary hawkwatch site hatched either before or on May 22 and the entire family has left the area now.

May 24
Turkey Vulture – 1

May 25
Turkey Vulture – 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk – 3
Broad-winged Hawk – 1
Red-tailed Hawk – 1

May 26
Turkey Vulture – 45
Bald Eagle – 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk – 2
Broad-winged Hawk – 370
Red-tailed Hawk – 19

American White Pelican – 2