Hawk migration is well underway. Hawk watchers at the major hawk watch locations are turning in large numbers of sightings.

ON Sept 30, the Corpus Christi, Texas site counted 17,163 hawks migrating along the Texas coast on their way south for the winter. Most were Broad-winged but Mississippi Kites, Red-tailed Hawks, Osprey, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper’s Hawk, Swainson’s Hawk, White-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Merlin,

Visit the Hawk Count web site to see a list of Hawk Watch locations and daily results.   Good numbers of hawks are still passing through hawk watch locations.

While Corpus Christi annually tops the list of most birds reported in the U.S. (by a wide margin) the place to go to really enjoy raptor migration is Veracruz, Mexico. The Veracruz River of Raptors site is reporting over 100,000 raptors a day. It is on my “must do” list some day.

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