Norther Harrier (Circus hudsonius)

photo taken by John* - October 2, 2021

We first ebirded one of these in New Jersey on September 15, 2013, but we didn't get a really good look at a Northern Harrier until we visited Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge on Feb 1, 2014. We also got great looks at several Short-eared Owls (Asio flammeus) at dusk on this same day.

We've also seen these a number of times near home at Croton Point Park as well as in Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Texas, and Newfoundland.

Best views to date have been at Montezuma NWR during our Fall 2021 Adirondack Adventure

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* Croton Point Grasslands signage, May 2023

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