Last Bird of Spring 2021: Broad-winged Hawk

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Broad-winged Hawk in Flight

As of May 15, the Spring 2021 Migration Hawk Watch has come to a close. The last bird of the season was a broad-winged hawk (Buteo platypterus). The broad-winged hawk is a medium-sized hawk that travels as far as central South America for its wintering grounds, then returning to as far north as Canada and northeastern US for spring/summer breeding. 

Photo by Bill Moses.