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1 June 2011 Patterns in Movement, Captures, and Phenology of Sharp-shinned Hawks in Central Coastal California
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Between 1979 and 2006, we captured 452 Sharp-shinned Hawks (Accipiter striatus) at the Palomarin Field Station in the Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, central coastal California. Of all captures, the majority, 83%, were young males. We recaptured 46 individuals; 42 were originally banded at our site, and four were originally banded at a site 24 km southeast of our banding site, suggesting that our site may be a point on migration or a wintering destination for some Sharp-shinned Hawks. We captured Sharp-shinned Hawks during every month of the year, with peak captures occurring in the fall from late September to mid-November. Capture rate significantly increased over the course of our study, consistent with results from some other monitoring programs.

Susan Culliney and Thomas Gardali "Patterns in Movement, Captures, and Phenology of Sharp-shinned Hawks in Central Coastal California," Journal of Raptor Research 45(2), (1 June 2011). https://doi.org/10.3356/JRR-10-55.1
Received: 14 June 2010; Accepted: 1 January 2011; Published: 1 June 2011
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