Educational Raptors

Meet the raptors that we use during our shows! All our raptors are both used in education and falconry.

Helen

Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)

Hatched 2007

Golden Eagles are the best-known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the most widely distributed species of eagle. The golden eagle is a very large raptor, 26 to 40 inches in length. Its wings are broad and the wingspan is 5 ft 11 in to 7 ft 8 in. Weight is typically between 8.9 lbs and 14.0 lbs.

Indy

Harris's Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus)

Hatched 2017

Harris's Hawks are a medium-large bird of prey that breeds from the southwestern United States south to Chile, central Argentina, and Brazil.

Harris's Hawks rang in length from 18 to 23 inches and generally have a wingspan of about 41 to 47 inches. In the United States, the weight for an adult male is about 1.2 to 1.9 lbs, while the adult females range from 1.7 to 3.6 lbs.

Cinnamon

Ornate Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus ornatus)

Hatched 2001

This is a medium-large raptor, at about 22-27 inches in length, 46-56 inches across in the wings, and weighing about 2-3.6 lbs. They have a prominent pointed crest, raised when excited, a black bill, broad wings, and a long rounded tail.

This bird is found in humid tropical forests from southern Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula, to Trinidad and Tobago, south to Peru and Argentina.

 

Luna

Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug)

Hatched 2004

This species breeds from central Europe eastwards across Asia to Manchuria. They are mainly migratory except in the southernmost parts of its range, wintering in Ethiopia, the Arabian peninsula, northern Pakistan and western China.

The Saker falcon is a large falcon, at 19-22 inches in length with a wingspan of 41-51 inches weighing between 1.75 and 2.5 lbs.

Nara

African Auger Buzzard (Buteo augur)

Hatched 2004

This is an African bird of prey, 21-24 inches tall, with a wingspan of 50-55 inches, typically weighing 2-2.8 lbs lbs. This is a species that lives in mountains and adjacent savanna and grassland. It is resident and non-migratory throughout its range. It is normally found from Ethiopia to southern Angola and central Namibia.