RESEARCH

SWAINSON'S HAWK


The Swainson's Hawk is a common raptor over much of western North America, but is seen only rarely in the east.  Nonetheless, major raptor migration watches, such as Cape May Bird Observatory in New Jersey, record a few individuals almost every year.  These observations, combined with historical records from northern Quebec, raise the question of whether there might be a small breeding population of Swainson's Hawks in the east.  Using satellite telemetry, we hope to learn about the origins of the migrants observed along the Atlantic coast. 


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