Tracking Talons
We've been studying a population of Swainson's Hawks for 40 years.  We plan to continue this project and learning about their ecology, movements and interactions with other species.  We are looking for help funding projects to track both adults and juvenile birds, including their migration routes and important wintering areas.  We will start telling some of these birds' stories, some natural history, and migration updates on our Twitter and Instagram feeds.



Migration Routes
These are three nestlings we trasmittered in 2016.  They are helping us understand the variability in migration, their juvenile movement patterns, and survival.  Your donations can help us better understand these movements.




Agriculture and Hawks
One theme for this species is their tie to agriculture. In both North and South America these birds not only forage, but often rely on certain types of agriculture.  They provide a great model on how people and nature can work together for each others benefits.  Swainson's hawks eat agricultural pests, and farmers create rich habitats fr the bird to forage and provide for their young 
Contact Us
If you have any questions about Swainson's Hawks or this project please let us know.  
chris@swainson.org

198 College Hill Rd
Clinton, NY 13323