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December 04, 2013

New study will track long-distance flight of broadwings

First-of-its-kind research launches 2014

A broadwing flock over Veracruz, Mexico

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A team of Hawk Mountain biologists in spring 2014 will tag and track up to six juvenile broad-winged hawks that nest on Hawk Mountain, and follow their long-distance journey to wintering grounds in Central and South America. This will be the first-time juveniles  broadwings have ever been studied using satellite technology, and will reveal important new insights into the movement behavior of the species, and the habitat use during migration and on the wintering grounds.

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