Maya – Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo swainsoni)

Maya - Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni)

Maya - Swainson's Hawk
(Buteo swainsoni)

“Maya” is a female Swainson’s Hawk, brought to us with a broken wrist. The fracture healed, but unfortunately, the wrist fused and she is unable to fly well. Swainson’s Hawks fly one of the longest migration routes in North America, traveling down to Mexico or Argentina for the winter – a trip that would be impossible for her. But, she seems to love the diversity and excitement of doing presentations, so she is a welcome member of our Animal Ambassadors Team!

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