Animal of the Month: Northern Harrier
Sunday, July 29, 2018
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
The Northern Harrier, formerly known as the marsh hawk, hunts primarily on the wing and may cover up to 100 miles per day. Its prey, consisting of mostly rodents and small birds, is detected using extremely keen hearing. This raptor is considered one of the most agile and acrobatic in North America.
In fall through spring, look for harriers in wide-open grasslands, marshes, or fields.
Join the Rangers in Brookfield Park as we look for this distinctive raptor. To enhance your experinece bring a pair of binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrwow a pair.