Researchers at the University of Cincinnati are perfecting an innovative way to track the migration of elusive wildlife to help in their conservation.
UC professor Brooke Crowley studies feathers plucked from hawks captured for leg-banding in Idaho. Cooper’s hawks and sharp-shinned hawks are small, predatory raptors that live across North America. They can be difficult to study because of their secretive natures.
“They’re hard to find. They’re cryptic birds that are solitary. They’re quiet. They hide,” Crowley said. MORE
Header image: A sharp-shinned hawk captured for banding. Credit: Bruce Haak.