Andrea Gibbons

Presentation: Sometimes it Takes a Village: Nesting Harris’s Hawks in South Texas (Thursday, 2:30 – 3:30 PM)

Few birds defer their own reproduction to assist other breeding adults with the raising of their young, but the Harris’s Hawks of the Lower Rio Grande Valley are doing just that. Most nests in south Texas include at least one adult helping the primary breeders to rear offspring. Why do some hawks help? Let’s explore Andrea’s initial findings.