Sienna Sienna was a juvenile when she was rescued in July 2010 from Lovington, NM. She was blind in her left eye due to trauma, and therefore her eye had to be removed. She was not eligible for release as a one-eyed raptor. In 2013, a pellet from a shotgun made its way to the surface of her leg. We now know her injuries were the result of being shot.

Red-Tailed Hawk
(Buteo jamaicensis)

Range and Habitat:
The red-tailed hawk is one of the most familiar and most widely distributed hawks in North America. It occupies many diverse habitats. It avoids densely timbered areas and large expanses without elevated perches. In New Mexico, the red-tailed hawk is a resident almost state-wide. Most residents winter in the state and are joined by many wintering migrants.

Red-tailed hawks in New Mexico are a “sit-and-wait” predator. They hunt from elevated perches, often along a roadside and will use different hunting techniques in different habitats. Their diet consists of small to medium sized mammals, birds, and reptiles.

Conservation Issues:
The red-tail hawk is common, with populations stable or increasing across North America. Threats to individuals include getting caught in barbed wire fencing, being hit by cars, and electrocution.


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