Species: Parabuteo unicinctus, Harris’s Hawk • Hatch Year: 2006 • Gender: Male • Disability: Problematic Feet
‘Sundance’ has a recurring condition called ‘bumble foot’ that has required several surgeries in the past. In recent years, Sundance has become more trusting of humans and is currently one of our favorite flyers inside the AEF’s bird barn.
ABOUT THIS SPECIES
Harris’s hawks are very social birds! Often called Wolves of the Sky, they hunt in packs in order to catch bigger prey. They’re also known to help their parents raise new broods of young, which proves their sociability. They are desert birds and can be found in the southwest. If you’re lucky, you might see a few of these birds ‘back stacking’ on top of another in the wild to gain predatory advantage or simply to find a spot to perch.