The Washington Gap Analysis Project created breeding bird maps only. The non-breeding birds (e.g., wintering, pelagic (coastal), and birds expanding their ranges) are represented only by NatureMapping sightings.
The Washington Gap Analysis Project could not find any historical research records (i.e., Breeding Bird Atlas, Breeding Bird Survey, Bird Banding and Recovery) for 73 species of birds. The Broad-winged Hawk is one of the species.
NatureMapping observations reported by townships throughout the year.
Most of these hawks winter in South America, although a few are round in extreme southern Florida and coastal California. The breeding areas range from central Alberta and the way across Canada and in all central to eastern US states. Rare Washington migrant east, accidental west.Text edited by Gussie Litwer