Photo Credits: Wikimedia Commons user dfaulder

Photo Credits: Wikimedia Commons user dfaulder

Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus)

North America is home to only one type of harrier, the Northern Harrier. Its facial features resemble those of owls more than hawks. They live in open areas such as marshes, prairies, and meadows. Their diet consists of small mammals, birds, large insects, reptiles, and amphibians. Northern Harriers are usually 10.6-26.5 oz. and have a wingspan of 3.4-3.9 ft. Their call consists of various “kek” notes. They are protected on the US Migratory Bird list.

Frequency: Rare