SPRING HOURS:  Open Friday-Sunday from 10am-4pm.  Private tours are available during the other days of the week.
SPRING HOURS:  Open Friday-Sunday from 10am-4pm  Private tours are available during the other days of the week.

Hawkeye

Birds | Swainson’s Hawk | Buteo swainsoni

Arrived 2005 | Estimated Born 2003

Hawkeye the Swainsons Hawk at Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary

As a fledging, Hawkeye received an injury that resulted in the loss of her left eye. Because of the way it affects her balance and the precision of her movements, she cannot be released to the wild. But at YWS, she navigates her personal space very well and enjoys pulling her favorite food (rats!) out of cardboard tubes and boxes -- an enrichment activity provided by our animal care staff.

Hawkeye the Swainsons Hawk at Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary

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*Symbolic Adoption: No ownership rights are conferred by this adoption. All animals stay at the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary and remain under the care of our animal keepers team.