Adopt Sunny the Prairie Falcon
Sunny was hatched in 2012 in southern New Mexico. He arrived at Hawks Aloft in 2013 with a badly damaged left wingtip. The wingtip was hanging by a thread and had to be amputated at the last digit by veterinarians. We are not sure how he was injured, but he was discovered by a pair of young hikers in the desert, one of whom was a veterinary technician, who carried Sunny to the safety of a clinic. Sunny is named for his dark malar stripes that protect his eyes by absorbing the sun’s glare – a vital adaptation for a species that hunts during the daylight hours. Like all falcons, Sunny has remarkable head stabilization, along with a considerable talent for showing off this trait during education programs.