On September 6th, 2016, Eric Masterson climbed on his bike in Hancock, N.H., to follow the broad-winged hawk migration to South America. We hear about his adventure and what he learned as he biked across five time zones, 40 degrees of latitude, and 5,000 miles in pursuit of the birds. We also find out about bird population numbers from hawk watch sites around the state.
- Eric Masterson - biologist with The Harris Center for Conservation in Hancock and author of "Birdwatching in N.H."
- Julie Brown - Monitoring Site Coordinator for the Hawk Migration Association of North America (HMANA)
- Phil Brown - Director of Land Management for NH Audubon, also the site coordinator for the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory.
Eric Masterson will be speaking about his trip at the N.H. Audubon McLane Center on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.
A rough outline of Eric's trip:
Scroll through the slideshow above for more images of hawks from Eric and our listeners. Here's a broad-winged hawk with a transmitter:
Here's Eric's report from Veracruz, where the hawk migration from across the US converges: