Latest Ferruginous Hawk Stories
The distribution of birds in the United States today will probably look very different in 60 years as a result of climate, land use and land cover changes.
Human-structures in sagebrush landscapes favor Common Raven nesting over historical hawk species.
Researchers are studying how climate change is impacting endangered prairie hawks.
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.
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...
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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