Animal of the Month: Northern Harrier

Sunday, January 20, 2019

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.

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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 Urban Park Rangers in Brookfield Park as we look for this distinctive raptor. To enhance your experience, bring a pair of binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.


Arthur Kill Road and Brookfield Avenue in Brookfield Park
Staten Island
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Meet Rangers in the parking lot



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Urban Park Rangers

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(718) 967-3542


Birding, Education, Nature, Wildlife

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