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Climate Change Affecting Prairie Hawks
2014-01-21 10:20:22

[ Watch the Video: Helping Hawks Weather The Storm ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers are studying how climate change is impacting endangered prairie hawks. Scientists from the University of Alberta and the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI) are working together on a project to understand how climate change is affecting hawk populations. This study will not only shed more light on how the changing environment is impacting hawks, but...

2007-10-29 18:00:00

The rapid expansion of wind energy farms in the Columbia River Gorge's shrub steppes could put hawks, eagles and other raptors on a collision course with fields of giant turbines and their 150-foot blades. By year's end, more than 1,500 turbines will be churning out electricity in the gorge, a windy corridor at the forefront of a nationwide effort to produce cleaner energy. Until now, most of the projects have gone up in wheat fields -- cultivated land that long ago drove away the rodents...


Latest Ferruginous Hawk Reference Libraries

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2006-03-06 09:33:11

The Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) is a large hawk named after William Swainson, a British naturalist. It is found on prairies and in dry grasslands throughout the western plains of North America. This hawk requires trees for nesting and is therefore found around aspen groves, rivers, streams and farmlands. It prefers wild prairie, hayfields, and pastures instead of wheat fields and alfalfa fields which may offer its prey too much cover. It requires elevated perches for hunting and a...

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2006-03-01 15:01:34

The Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis) is a large hawk found on the prairies and open country in mid-western North America. In the central part of their range, they are permanent residents. Northern birds migrate to the southern United States and Mexico in winter. Adults have long broad wings and a broad grey, rusty or white tail. The legs are feathered to the talons, similar to the Rough-legged Hawk. There are two color forms: Light morph birds are rusty brown on the upper parts and pale...

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