Hawks return to nest after a round trip to Argentina!!!

Well, I decided what to do today and that was join my graduate student, Jimmy Walker, as he tracks Swainson’s hawks he placed transmitters on last summer, during their nesting season here in the Panhandle. These beautiful and amazing hawks migrate and spend their winter’s primarily in Argentina!!! Six of 9 hawks marked last year have returned to the area and most are settling into the exact same nest they used last summer. We are anxiously awaiting the return of the other 3. This year we will be putting satellite transmitters on hawks so we can follow them all the way to South America and back. This is another WT project funded by PANTEX with assistance provided by Jim Ray.