Brought on by a few recent conversations, I thought I would post this note. It is well known that Swainson's Hawks and Broad-winged Hawks migrate to Central and South America to spend the winter months. But, not all Broad-winged and Swainson's make it that far south. A small number spend the winter in southern Florida, and from southern Texas to southern California. So, don't be surprised if you are in those areas during winter and see a Broad-winged Hawk (usually juveniles are seen) or Swainson's Hawk (usually juveniles in Florida and Texas, but a mix of ages are seen in California), and I say usually for a reason. Here are a few Swainson's Hawk pics ('click' to enlarge)...they'll be everywhere in the West in a few months!