Bander-in- Charge, David Okines received a special Christmas present from the banding office this year. It was a certificate of appreciation for a banded Sharp-shinned Hawk. This hawk was hatched in 2012 and banded in Mexico, on the 19th October 2013.
This young female hawk was recaptured at PEPtBO, this last September. If she had flown in a straight line, it would be a journey of about 4000 km. As she took two years to arrive here, I think she may have taken a few side trips!
Hopefully, some of the one hundred and one Sharp-shinned Hawks we banded this fall will also be recaptured.