Ridgway's Hawk

The Ridgway's Hawk's original breeding range included Haiti and the Dominican Republic and some of the adjacent isles and keys. As of 2006, its only known population resides within Los Haitises National Park in the northeastern Dominican Republic, which is mostly covered by wet limestone forest.

The Ridgway's Hawk is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

Ridgway's Hawk (Buteo ridgwayi) is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes the eagles, hawks and Old World vultures. Despite the name, this bird is a Buteo buzzard and not a true Accipiter hawk. The Ridgway's Hawk's original breeding range included Haiti and the Dominican Republic (which make up the island of Hispaniola) and some of the adjacent isles and keys. More

Lance Woolaver Ridgway's Hawk is one of the most threatened raptors of the Caribbean Zoom In Conserving Ridgway's Hawk in the Dominican Republic = 16-01-2006 Ridgway's Hawk Buteo ridgwayi is a forest raptor endemic to the island of Hispaniola. More

Ridgway's Hawk, also known as Hispaniolan Hawk, is endemic to the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The species has been in serious decline for a number of years. In 1990 and 1994, its status on the international RedList was considered "Indeterminate - Endangered, Vulnerable or Rare". By the 1996 version of the RedList, Ridgway's Hawk was designated as endangered, and in 2000 was recognized as critically endangered. More

Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR (#5526) Share Facebook Twitter Email Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR - See all photos Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DRSee all photos Summary The project seeks to increase the population of the endangered Ridgway's Hawk (Buteo ridgwayi) through reintroductions in the Punta Cana region and a comprehensive environmental education program. More

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Threats to survival: Ridgway's hawk faces two main threats: pressure to convert the national park into agricultural land, which would destroy its vital habitat, and the risk of being shot by local people. Species Recovery: Lance and his wife, Rina Nichols (now WPC's Species Recovery Biologist), monitored six pairs in Los Haitises National Park throughout the 2004 breeding season with the help of six local biologists. This was the first time that nests had been monitored since the species became endangered. More

Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR The project is conserving an endandered species by increasing its population and diversifying its distribution in the Dominican Republic. The project is educating school children, residents, and local communities about the plight of this species in order to raise awareness. The project includes training of local guides to facilitate bird-watching excursions, creating jobs and economic opportunities. "Bird tourism has a tremendous potential for species protection and job creation." Jake Kheel. More

Ridgway's Hawk is down to only a few dozen in its only home, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. - Reuters, Bald eagles rebound, other birds of prey in trouble Oct 6, 2004 ...developing world. Ridgway's Hawk is down to only a few dozen in its only home, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The elimination ... - Stuff.co. More

Conserving Ridgway's Hawk in the Dominican Republic Ridgway's Hawk Buteo ridgwayi is a forest raptor endemic to the island of Hispaniola. Once commonly distributed throughout the island, the hawk has been reduced in the last century to a single declining population of 80 to 120 pairs, confined to less than 208 km2 of native rainforest in the Dominican Republic's Los Haitises National Park. More

Order : Falconiformes
Family : Accipitridae
Genus : Buteo
Species : ridgwayi
Authority : (Cory, 1883)