Every year, thousands of broad-winged hawks embark on a treacherous flight from New Hampshire to South America. JOURNEY OF THE BROAD-WINGED HAWK follows the raptors’ two-month, 4,500-mile migration from New Hampshire, over an Appalachian flyway in Pennsylvania, over Corpus Christi, Texas, and ending in the rainforests of Ecuador and the Maquipucunu Reserve. Along the way, people and communities follow and celebrate the hawks’ journey.
Support for Journey of the Broad-Winged Hawk is provided by The Butler Foundation
Producer Phil Vaughn stops at a roadside fruit stand while traveling to Otavalo, Ecuador.
How did a Christmas-time tradition of shooting birds change to one of counting them? Willem Lange travels to Keene & Errol, NH, Mt. Desert, ME, Ecuador and Cuba to meet people dedicated to the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count.
Photo credit: New Hampshire Public Broadcasting