©Greg Gothard 1997
Juvenile Broad-winged Hawk - Photo taken at Hawk Hill during the Raptor migration, 1997.
You can see this youngster and other birds of prey at Hawk Hill. Broad-winged Hawks are not common in California and people get really excited when one comes over Hawk Hill.
Length: 15 inches
Wingspan: 34 inches
Weight: 14 ounces (Females are larger than males)
If you find a bird other than a pigeon with an aluminum band, please call and report the find to The Bird Banding Laboratory. The call is toll-free and the number is 1-800-327-BAND (2263) from anywhere in Canada, the United States and most parts of the Caribbean. Please have all the information on the bird band with you when you call. They will need to know the band number, location you found the bird, the date you found the bird, and how you got the band as well as your name and address. The sole purpose of 1-800-327-BAND is to make it convenient for people to report recoveries of birds banded with service bands. Please do not use this number to call about other matters. The 1-800 number is NOT for reporting pigeon bands (rock doves). The Bird Banding Laboratory does not keep any records on the bands used on pigeons.
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