Swainson's Hawk
Buteo swainsoni

2013 - 2020 | In Loving Memory of Aymara

Aymara was a female Swainson's Hawk approximately two years old as of 2013. HWI adopted her from the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah after she flew into a large tree limb and injured her right breast. Unfortunately, the muscles atrophied before she was given treatment, leaving her unable to sustain flight and be released back into the wild. Aymara was named after the Aymara people who have lived in regions of the Andes for more than a millennium. Swainson's are famously known for having one of the longest raptor migrations each year, traveling approximately 14,000 miles from as far north as Alaska to as far south as Argentina.

Conservation Issues for Aymara: Collisions