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VINS Research Updates

by Jim Armbruster, Lead, Center for Field Research Some exciting updates from the research world! Broad-winged Hawk Monitoring The VINS Field Research team trapped and banded our first Broad-winged Hawk of the season at the end of April. An After Hatch Year (AHY) bird was encountered in Norwich, Vermont in close proximity to a mate.…

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Locating Broad-winged Hawk Nesting Sites

by Jim Armbruster, Lead, Center for Field Research This summer VINS will be focusing on locating Broad-winged Hawk (BWHA) nesting sites with the hopes to trap and band at least six of them with GPS trackers like we did with Ottuaquechee, a female BWHA. There is little known about BWHA’s and our efforts will help…

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Broad-winged Hawk Movement Update October 2023

After a summer of waiting we finally began to see movement updates for Ottauquechee!

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Broad-winged Hawk Research

Broad-winged Hawks are small stocky hawks of the buteo genus commonly found throughout Northeastern and North central North America. Their backs are brown and they have chestnut barring on the chest and abdomen. They have a notable black and white striped tail visible during flight. They produce a high pitched whistle call which is an easy identifier, as they are more secretive during nesting season. Though they can be spotted in the thousands during migration. These huge flocks are called kettles.

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