Ferruginous Hawk Trail Camera

Species Info

Thanks for the donations to our ferruginous hawk cam fund. 

The camera is up and running and ready to watch a family of hawks.

May 19, 2017

Just hatched yesterday afternoon! Three hungry chicks being fed by mama hawk. ~3 more weeks and the chicks will be walking around the nest.

May 18, 2017

First image of our Ferruginous hawk couple! Incubation is shared — both take nearly the same number of egg-warming shifts over ~32 days.

May 2, 2017

We got confirmation of at least 2 eggs today! Ferruginous hawks can lay up to 5 eggs, hopefully more eggs hiding behind the camera!

April 28, 2017

Ferruginous hawk looking annoyed after flying thousands of km to Alberta for spring time, gets dump of snow.

April 21, 2017

We're expecting! Although we can only see one egg in this photo, Ferruginous hawks typically law 3-5 eggs, so there might be a few more eggs hiding behind the camera's view. If all goes well, we can expect some photos of hungry hawk chicks around the end of May or beginning of June.

The hawks have returned from their summer homes in the southern United States and Mexico.

Ferruginous hawks generally arrive in Alberta in mid-March and start establishing their nest with many coming back to the same nest site year after year. This pair are sprucing up the place by adding nest materials like sticks and twigs and a little cow dung. 

Stay tuned!