Ferruginous Hawk On A Rustic Perch

Ferruginous Hawks are very impressive birds when you get this close to them. They are massive broad-winged hawks with a wide gape, large head and burly chest. They are our largest buteo and share many characteristics with the Golden Eagle.

Last week in Montana I came across this bird on what is apparently a favorite […]

Swainson’s Hawk Regurgitating Pellets

Western Montana has been awash in Swainson’s Hawks this summer. From the Canadian border (Glacier County) to the southern border with Idaho (Beaverhead County) I found them in significantly larger numbers than I have seen in previous summers. I hope this very unscientific observation is accurate and that it bodes them well as a species […]