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Ferruginous Hawks
Ferruginous Hawks

Tue, Nov 09


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Ferruginous Hawks

Sarah Ramirez Teton Raptor Center and Colorado State University Photo courtesy of Sarah Ramirez

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Nov 09, 2021, 6:00 PM

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The Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis) is an understudied species that may be sensitive to habitat loss and fragmentation from energy development and other anthropogenic activities. A large, natural gas development project has been approved in Sublette County, Wyoming in a landscape with breeding Ferruginous Hawks. The objective of our study is to identify factors associated with nesting behavior and habitat use and provides a unique opportunity to study Ferruginous Hawks prior to a large-scale energy development to reduce potential impacts from energy extraction activities to these magnificent buteos and other raptors of conservation concern.

Sarah Ramirez is a second-year Master's student at Colorado State University. In partnership with Teton Raptor Center and Bureau of Land Management, her thesis focuses on ferruginous hawk nesting demographics and habitat use in a pre-development setting. Prior to her work today, she started as an intern with Teton Raptor Center in 2015 in the rehabilitation clinic. Over the years she worked for both the rehab and research teams at TRC, following her passion for solving wildlife-human conflicts within both departments. 

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