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Raptors of HawkQuest

HawkQuest has thirty-four different raptors, representing twenty different species:

Eagles:
  • three Bald Eagles
  • a Golden Eagle

Vulture:
  • a Turkey Vulture

Falcons:
  • two American Kestrels
  • a Gyrfalcon
  • a Peregrine Falcon
  • a Prairie Falcon
Owls:
  • two Barn Owls
  • a Barred Owl
  • a Burrowing Owl
  • an Eastern Screech Owl
  • a Eurasian Eagle Owl
  • two Great Horned Owls
  • a Long-eared Owl
  • a Spectacled Owl
Hawks:
  • a Ferruginous Hawk
  • a Red-tailed Hawk
  • a Rough-legged Hawk
  • a Swainson's Hawk
  • ten Harris' Hawks

All of the raptors at HawkQuest are non-releasable due to either imprinting or injuries.

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(Click on any raptor photo for a larger view.)


Eagles

Mature Bald Eagle This Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a female born in the spring of 1999. She was received from a rehabilitation facility in the State of Washington and is an imprint.
Typical length: 31 inches, typical wingspan: 80 inches.
Alaskan Female Bald Eagle This Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is an Alaskan female born in 2005. On Christmas 2006 she arrived at Bird TLC (a rehab center in Anchorage, Alaska) after having impaled her left wing on a branch. Has damage to the patagium that does not allow her to extend her left wing fully. She was received at HawkQuest from Bird TLC in August 2007.
Alaskan Female Bald Eagle This Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is an Alaskan female born in the spring of 2009. She was found with an eye injury in Kodiak NWR in March 2010 and taken to Bird TLC in Anchorage Alaska for rehabilitation. Because of the loss of sight in one eye and her young age, it was determined she was not a candidate for release. HawkQuest received this bird in November 2010.
Golden Eagle This Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is a male born in 1988. HawkQuest received him from a rehabilitation facility in Idaho. He is an imprint and, therefore, not releasable.
Typical length: 30 inches, typical wingspan: 79 inches.

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Vulture

Turkey Vulture This Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) is a female, born in spring 2010. She was brought to Milford Nature Center in Junction City Kansas as an imprinted nestling (someone had destroyed the nest). HawkQuest received this bird from MNC in September 2010.
Typical length: 27 inches, typical wingspan: 72 inches.

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Falcons

American Kestrel, male This American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) is a male that was born in the spring of 2001. He was injured and deemed non-releasable. He was received at HawkQuest from the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program (CSU) .
Typical length: 9 inches, typical wingspan: 20 inches.
American Kestrel, female American Kestrel, female This American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) is a female, born in the spring of 2006. She is an imprint received from California Foundation for Birds of Prey.
Typical length: 9 inches, typical wingspan: 20 inches.
Gyrfalcon This male Gyrfalcon (Falco mexicanus) was born in 1997. HawkQuest acquired him in 2012 from a breeder.
Typical length: 20-25 inches, typical wingspan: 48-54 inches, weight 2-4.5 pounds.
Peregrine Falcon This female Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) was born in 1994. HawkQuest acquired her in 2012 from a breeder.
Typical length: 16 inches, typical wingspan: 41 inches.
Prairie Falcon This male Prairie Falcon (Falco mexicanus), age unknown, was hit by a car resulting in a left wing injury. He is non-releasable due to his injuries. HawkQuest received him from the Laramie Raptor Refuge.
Typical length: 17 inches, typical wingspan: 35-45 inches.

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Owls

Barn Owl This Barn Owl (Tyto alba) is a female, hatched in captivity at the World Bird Sanctuary. She was born in February 2002.
Typical length: 16 inches, typical wingspan: 42 inches.
Barn Owl This Barn Owl (Tyto alba) is a male, age unknown. HawkQuest acquired him in 2012 from a rehab center in Albuquerque, NM. He was hit by a car resulting in a left wing injury.
Typical length: 16 inches, typical wingspan: 42 inches.
Barred Owl This Barred Owl (Strix varia) is a male. His age is unknown (probably born in 1998). He came to HawkQuest from the Carolina Raptor Center. He has an eye and wing injuries.
Typical length: 21 inches, typical wingspan: 42 inches.
Burrowing Owl This Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) is a male. His age is unknown. He came to HawkQuest from the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program (CSU). He was hit by a vehicle, is partially blind in one eye and has a damaged wing.
Typical length: 8.5 - 11 inches, typical wingspan: 20 - 24 inches, typical weight 6 - 7.5 oz.
Eastern Screech Owl This Eastern Screech Owl, gray phase, (Megascops asio) is a female, age unknown. HawkQuest acquired her in 2012 from a rehab center in Albuquerque, NM. She has an injured right wing.
Typical length: 8 inches, typical wingspan: 21 inches, typical weight: 7 oz.
Eurasian Eagle Owl This Eurasian Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo) is a male. He was born in April of 1999 and was hatched at the Oklahoma City Zoo.
Typical length: 25 inches, typical wingspan: 42 inches.
Great Horned Owl This Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) is a female. She was injured and has a damaged right wing. She came to HawkQuest from a rehabilitation center in Cody, Wyoming.
Typical length: 22 inches, typical wingspan: 44 inches.
Great Horned Owl This Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) is a male. He has permanent neurological damage to his right wing from flying into a power line. He came to HawkQuest from Durango Wildlife Rehabilitation. He was born in 2002.
Weight 32 oz.
Long-eared Owl This Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) is a male, age unknown. HawkQuest acquired him in 2012 from a rehab center in Albuquerque, NM. He has an injured right wing.
Typical length: 13-16 inches, typical wingspan: 36-42 inches.
Spectacled Owl This Spectacled Owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata) is a male born in August of 2000. He was hatched at the Oklahoma City Zoo.
Typical length: 18 inches, typical wingspan: 30 inches.

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Hawks

Ferruginous Hawk This Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis) is a male that was born in April of 2002. He was hatched at the World Bird Sanctuary.
Typical length: 23 inches, typical wingspan: 51 inches.
Red-tailed Hawk This Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) is a female that was born in the spring of 2000. She was received at HawkQuest from a falconer.
Typical length: 19 inches, typical wingspan: 49 inches.
Rough-legged Hawk This female Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus), age unknown, was admitted to Raptor Recovery Nebraska with a broken right wing due to a gunshot. She is non-releasable due to her injuries. HawkQuest received this bird from RRN in July 2009.
Typical length: 19-24 inches, typical wingspan: 48-56 inches.
Swainson's Hawk This male Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni), age unknown, was admitted to Raptor Recovery Nebraska with an injury to his left wing. He is non-releasable due to his injuries. HawkQuest received this bird from RRN in July 2009.
Typical length: 19-22 inches, typical wingspan: 52 inches.

HawkQuest has 7 male and 3 female Harris' Hawks (Parabuteo unicinctus).
Typical length: 20 inches, typical wingspan: 42 inches.
They include:

Young male Harris' Hawks
Young male Harris' Hawks.
Mature male Harris' Hawk
Mature male Harris' Hawk.
Mature female Harris' Hawk
Mature female Harris' Hawk.

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