Smith Point Hawk Watch
July 15, 2021 - November 30, 2021
One of the great spectacles in nature is a sky full of swirling raptors soaring their way to central and South America for winter. Smith Point on the eastern shore of Galveston Bay is a natural concentration point for southwardly moving raptors in fall migration. At the peak of fall migration, it’s not unusual to see thousands of Broad-winged Hawks, the most numerous species that migrates through Smith Point, on a single day. The Hawk Watch is held daily at the Candy Abshier Wildlife Management Area where GCBO has a 30-foot observation tower. The hawk watch is staffed daily from 8 am to 4 pm CDT. You are invited to come out any day during the season. We are in need of volunteers to help with data collection, greeting visitors, selling T-shirts, and giving out general information. If you could volunteer one day a week, or even one day a month, it would be a great help! To volunteer, please contact Susan Heath at 979-480-0999, firstname.lastname@example.org.