Join us for a fully-guided hike that ventures down to the River of Rocks boulder field. Participants should anticipate rugged natural trails. The hike will be followed by optional wine and cheese in Schaumboch’s cavern with some Hawk Mountain staff!
In June 2018, Hawk Mountain staff and trainees successfully trapped and tagged two adult male broad-winged hawks, the first males to ever be equipped with satellite transmitters.
The Broad-winged Hawk Project team has tagged and tracked female broadwings every year since 2014, using the satellite data to observe the species’ movement ecology year-round, in addition to recording nesting behaviors during the summer months. This work continues to be supported by the Kittatinny Coalition and several private donors.
Due to the small body size of male broadwings, the equipped satellite transmitter and accompanying solar-powered battery had to be smaller than what has been used for the females. Both Brady and Broun’s units stopped signaling after a few days, indicating that their reduced solar panels cannot hold the charge as long and are currently not getting enough sun to recharge the unit battery.
The team hopes that as the birds leave the forests and start to soar south for autumn migration, the units will recharge and continue to provide interesting movement data. To follow the male movements along with the two females still signaling, visit the interactive map at hawkmountain.org/birdtracker.
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