Following the Broad-winged Hawk Migration - By Bike | New Hampshire Public Radio

Following the Broad-winged Hawk Migration - By Bike

Nov 7, 2017

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 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:

Outline of a hawk from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Scroll through the slideshow above for more images of hawks from Eric and our listeners.  Here's a broad-winged hawk with a transmitter:

Broad-winged hawk with a transmitter.

Here's Eric's report from Veracruz, where the hawk migration from across the US converges: