Thomas the Broad-winged Hawk

Thomas the Broad-winged Hawk

 

Meet Thomas

Thomas was hit by a train and suffered a break to his right wing. Despite surgical repair of the wing, he was unable to regain normal flight. Thomas joined the Mountsberg Raptor Centre in 2016 at one year of age. Thomas often takes part in both our student and public programs.

Broad-winged Hawk

Favourite Snacks: Frogs, toads, small rodents and insects
Interesting facts: Broad-winged Hawks nest in Ontario but spend the winter as far south as South America. During migration, they can form large flocks or “kettles” that can contain thousands of birds. When migrating, Broad-winged Hawks travel an average of 110 kilometers per day and a total of 7000 kilometers one way!