Swainson's Hawk is a common raptor over much of western North America, but
is seen only rarely in the east. Nonetheless, major raptor migration
watches, such as Cape May Bird Observatory in New Jersey, record a few
individuals almost every year. These observations, combined with
historical records from northern Quebec, raise the question of whether
there might be a small breeding population of Swainson's Hawks in the
east. Using satellite telemetry, we hope to learn about the origins
of the migrants observed along the Atlantic coast.