Tompkins Square Hawk Archives

In the fall of 2013, a pair of adult red-tailed hawks (to become known as Christo and Dora) appeared in Tompkins Square Park. They built a nest in the spring of 2014 on an air-conditioner unit on the Christodora House on Avenue B and East 9th Street and raised three chicks to fledge.

Christo and Dora with their three chicks
Photo: Laura Goggin

The following year (2015), the hawks built a nest on another air-conditioner on the Ageloff Towers on Avenue A and East 3rd Street, where they again raised three chicks to fledge.

Three hawk nestlings at the Ageloff Towers
Photo: Laura Goggin

In 2016, the hawks built their nest in a tree within Tompkins Square Park, and they have been nesting in the park ever since.

In April 2018, Dora was taken into rehab after being injured, and continues to live at a nature center on Long Island. Amelia took over as Christo's mate that same season and continues as the resident female hawk for this location.

Dora is rescued by wildlife rehabber Bobby Horvath of WINORR.
Photo: Mark Cyr

Delve into the history of the Tompkins Square Park red-tailed hawks here. Posts are listed in chronological order, with the most recent appearing first.

TSP Hawk Archives by year:

Nest Notes:

Year

1st egg laid

1st hatch

1st fledge

2nd fledge

3rd fledge

Notes

2022

3/10

4/17

 

 

 

3 hatchlings

2021

~3/13

4/21

~6/10

~6/10

N/A

3 hatchlings, 1 died in nest, 1 died after fledging.

2020

3/4

~4/12

6/1

6/2

6/2

3 successful fledges.

2019

3/13

4/20

N/A

N/A

N/A

1 hatchling died on nest 5/30 and 2nd died on 6/9 at WINORR.

2018

4/20

5/25

7/13

7/17

N/A

2 successful fledges.

2017

3/14

4/18

6/12

N/A

N/A

1 successful fledge, foster fledgling raised by Christo.

2016

~3/14

4/23

6/9

6/11

~6/13

3 successful fledges.

2015

~3/23

5/1

6/20

6/20

6/23

1st chick fledged at 50 days old, 2nd chick fledged at 50-51 days old, 3rd chick hatched on 5/3 (51 days).

2014

~3/29

5/8

6/23

6/24

7/2

1st chick spent 46 days on nest. 2nd egg laid 4/2 and hatched 5/8 (47 days on nest), 3rd egg laid 4/3 and hatched 5/10 (53 days on nest).

2 comments:

  1. what happened to the dry ice project of TOmpkins Square?

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    1. As far as I know, it's still in use, but I don't know the schedule for when dry ice is put into the rat burrows.

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