I sighted 382 total birds; red-tailed (Buteo jamaicensis) and rough-legged hawks
The Rough-legged Hawk
lives in the Arctic tundra, and the Harris' Hawk lives in hot deserts.
A comparison of the hybrid to a set of potential parental Buteo taxa led to the conclusion that it descended from the mating of a female Swainson's Hawk with a male Rough-legged Hawk
Hawks also are more easily counted in winter and our state is a good place to see several hawk species in winter, including red-tailed hawks and rough-legged hawks
Passing by raft or canoe beneath numerous cliffs, visitors might glimpse peregrine falcons, rough-legged hawks
or four species of loons, or they might pause to fish for the tasty Arctic grayling and Dolly Varden (arctic char).
They are joined by rough-legged hawks
and a few golden eagles, all of which can be seen from pullouts along the park road and from the refuge tour route.
UXBRIDGE -- Rough-legged hawks
, chickadees, robins and numerous others have been observed during past counts at West Hill Dam.
You may see Cooper's, red-tailed, or rough-legged hawks
, kestrels, and more.
Breeding about a thousand miles north of the closest forests, snowy owls normally inhabit the tree-less barrens, where caribou and ptarmigan, rough-legged hawks
, Arctic fox, wolves, musk ox and jaegers roam.
You'll also see golden eagles and rough-legged hawks
During years of rodent shortages up north, we can also observe a hunger-driven influx of special raptors, like snowy, great gray, boreal, hawk and long-eared owls, as well as gyrfalcons and rough-legged hawks
During years of rodent shortages up north, we can also observe a hunger-driven influx of special raptors, like snowy, great gray, boreal, hawk, and long-eared owls, as well as gyrfalcons and rough-legged hawks
Will poor rodent populations up north bring us special owls, like great grays, boreals, hawk owls, long-eareds, and saw-whets - or majestic raptors like gyrfalcons and rough-legged hawks
, dog-size jackrabbits and flocks of horned larks entertained me on the four-hour drive away from civilization.
Snow buntings and Lapland longspurs that flock here join the rough-legged hawks