American Kestrel
Falco sparverius

Yaki is a female American Kestrel who weighs about 4 ounces and has a wingspan of just over one foot. She was found on May 20, 2002 and left on the doorstep of a rehabilitator in Holladay, Utah. Yaki had injuries to her left humerus in her wing, which unfortunately did not heal correctly. She was transferred to HawkWatch on August 29, 2002. Yaki's name is a reference to the HWI research site on the south rim of the Grand Canyon and commemorates the Sept. 18, 2000 flight of 396 American Kestrels at Yaki Point.

Conservation Issues for Yaki