Red-shouldered Hawk #17-1097 did well at the Center during the summer months. The hawk lived with the Center’s surrogate Red-shouldered Hawk Keeya until mid-July, when the baby was transferred to another facility to begin flight conditioning for release.
As a surrogate, Keeya helped care for several other hawk babies this year. Only one of these remains at the Center – hawk #17-1642 was admitted in late June and spent critical time with Keeya. The hawks were moved to separate flight pens in early August so the rehabilitation staff can exercise the young hawk and prepare the bird for live prey testing and eventual release.