Nesting Broad-winged Hawks have declined in several eastern states. From 2014 to 2019, Hawk Mountain biologists studied Pennsylvania-nesting Broad-winged Hawks and affixed females with satellite units to study full-life cycle movements and migration to better understand conservation threats facing the species.
These data revealed that Pennsylvania adult birds travel to Brazil, Peru and Colombia for the winter, stopover regularly en-route, and encounter conservation threats during migration as well as nesting periods. Other research suggests that birds from different nesting regions may winter in different areas, exhibit different migration timing, and possibly encounter different conservation threats.
To more fully understand the migration ecology and conservation needs of this secretive forest raptor, in 2020 and 2021, Hawk Mountain and its collaborators intend to trap and tag female Broad-winged Hawks nesting in New Hampshire Maine, and eastern Canada with satellite units. This research will help us better understand differences in migration routes, timing, and ecology as well as wintering areas for different nesting populations. By tracking birds south on their migration, biologists can better understand migration routes through the northeast and how birds navigate the Appalachians and Piedmont regions as well as routes through Central American and south. All data will be shared widely to better inform conservation planning range-wide.
We seek sponsors to support satellite telemetry units and the New England/Canada research.
Key Costs & Sponsor Opportunities include:
**$5000 per unit per bird for two years of tracking and satellite data
** $1500 for trapping team effort & travel
**1500 for each nest finding team, 3 weeks
**$1000 GIS biologist mapping and data analysis
All donors receive special recognition sticker, e-updates bi-weekly, and special project magnets
$5000 donors can name a bird, receive a program for a group of their choice, and receive a Broadwing tee shirt, hat and water bottle
$2500+ sponsor can receive a program, tee shirt,hat, and water bottle
$1000 +receive broadwing tee-shirt and water bottle
$500+ broadwing hat & water bottle
$100+ receive broadwing hat
Sponsor Gifts can be waived.
For information or questions contact Laurie Goodrich, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.hawkmountain.org/broadwing project or birdtracker.