eWestern BirdsThe Quarterly Journal of Western Field Ornithologists
Vol. 38, No. 4
Western Field Ornithologists
Status of the Broad-winged and Red-shouldered Hawks during Fall Migration in Southwestern Idaho, 1995–2006
Jay D. Carlisle, Gregory S. Kaltenecker, and Ryan S. Brady
ABSTRACT: Twelve years of counting raptors during fall migration near Boise, Idaho, yielded 214 Broad-winged and 9 Red-shouldered Hawks, revealing these species as much more frequent in Idaho than previously known. The Broad-winged Hawk is an uncommon, annual fall migrant in Idaho. The Red-shouldered Hawk is at least casual, possibly nearly annual, during fall migration. These data match increased sightings from other western states that have likely resulted from a combination of increased observer coverage and possible range expansions and/or numerical increases for both species in the West.