Adopt Idaho the Swainson’s Hawk
Idaho was hatched in 2014. She was found near Idaho Falls as a fledgling, with significant damage to her primary and secondary flight feathers. The damage was caused by exposure to industrial chemicals while she was still a nestling. She is fully flighted but cannot grow feathers of high enough quality to sustain long-distance flight. Long-distance flight is especially necessary for wild Swainson’s Hawks, as they undertake one of the longest migrations of all American raptors. Idaho is currently housed with our Turkey Vulture, Beauty. Even though Beauty and Idaho are an odd couple of friends, they have very compatible personalities and get along famously!