(Red-Tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis)

Freyja is an adult female red-tailed hawk. She joined us in May of 2014 after she was declared non-releasable due to a severe wing injury that left her with two metal pins permanently implanted in her wing. She has recovered nicely, though she will never be able to fly well enough to hunt on her own.

Red-tailed hawks are a common raptor native to the continental the United States. Usually found perched on telephone poles, these birds have been nicknamed the "Chicken Hawk" by many local farmers for their occasional attempts to hunt un-monitored fowl. Though they prefer open fields and forest edges, they have adapted quite well to urban life.

Red-tailed hawks use their incredible eyesight to spot and hunt prey consisting of mice, rabbits, rats, snakes, and other small animals. Their diet means that they are a very beneficial and help keep pest populations in check. 

The cost to feed Freyja is roughly $3.00 a day. Each symbolic adoption will go straight towards helping feed, house, and care for this magnificent bird. 

Symbolically adopting Freyja the red-tailed hawk will allow us to provide continued care, support, and enrichment for our wonderful animal ambassador. Upon adopting her, we will mail you a certificate detailing your support of Freyja as well as a beautiful printed photograph of her. Adopting one of our ambassadors is a great opportunity for school classes and anyone interested in supporting our animals directly.

Our gorgeous ambassador red-tail hawk.

Posted by The Urban Interface on Sunday, April 10, 2016