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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Swainson Hawks migrating through Colorado

I enjoyed watching good numbers of Swainson Hawks as they begin their fabulous long migration to their wintering grounds in Argentina, the longest migration of any American hawk. I saw the bird in these photos in Otero Co. on the road to Blue Lake. You can see what long slender wings they have.
I see a number of Swainson Hawks in this area, which has large swaths of grassland, in the fall. There are usually a good percentage of juveniles among them.
Swainson Hawks also nest in southeast Colorado and so they can be seen throughout the breeding season here. Read more about them onCornell's All About Birds website.


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