Ferruginous Hawk

Raptor Info

Name Sage
Species Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis)

Hatch Date: 2020
Gender: Female
Reason Non-Releasable: Former falconry bird, imprinted on people
Species Weight Range: 2.1 – 4.6 lbs (977-2074 g)
Joined TRC Team: May 2023
Favorite Enrichment: Shredding newspaper balls
Fun Fact: Ferruginous Hawks often build nests on the ground or on top of other bird’s abandoned nests. They will even nest on artificial platforms. TRC’s research team has successfully set up nest platforms for Ferruginous Hawks in parts of Wyoming where new energy development threatens nesting habitat. Learn more at

Sage hatched in the wild in Wyoming in 2020 and then was raised as a falconry bird. She was later transferred to another permitted falconer who trained her to hunt in Michigan. The new falconer reached out to TRC when she needed to find a new home for Sage. Since Ferruginous Hawks are a study species for TRC, and an iconic raptor of Wyoming, we are very excited to have this hawk on the Avian Ambassador team.

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