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
Barbara Butler describes the weather patterns of the Andes Mountains.
Barbara Butler describes the Ecuadorian capital of Quito.
Barbara Butler visits a school at Huaycopungo, Ecuador and talks about the local culture.
Producer Phil Vaughn stops at a roadside fruit stand while traveling to Otavalo, Ecuador.
Phil Vaughn stands on two hemispheres - one foot in the north, one foot in the south.
Barbara Butler visits with an indigenous Otavalian family at Huaycopungo.
Driving the streets of the indigenous city of Otavalo, Ecuador in the Imbabura Province.
Caves dug into volcanic ash along a highway heading toward Huaycopungo, Ecuador.
Preview for the series, 'Journey of the Broad-winged Hawk'.
A look at the migratory route of these magnificent birds.