Name (Latin): Buteo platypterus
Size: L 15" WS 34" WT: 390 g
Description: pointed, straight-edged wings. Wings have dark brown top and light pale underwing with a dark border. Adults have a white band across their tails
Song/Sounds: "Kee-eee." Listen Here.
Habitat: Breeding grounds are in continous decidous or mixed-decidous forest. Winters in tropical forests.
Seasons in Keene: Summers
Nest and Eggs: Clutch is 1-5 eggs
Similar Species: Red-shouldered hawk, Cooper's Hawk
Distribution: Entire U.S. and lower Southern edge of Canada
Population: Stable and/or increasing
Fun Facts: The Broad-winged hawk leaves its breeding ground completly in the fall and winter months. Broad-wings can be seen migrating together in large flocks called "kettles" that can be in numbers up to the thousands.
Video: Broad-winged Hawk