Swainson’s Hawk

Swainson's Hawk - Spring Creek Ranch, Jackson Hole, WY
Along with large mammals, birds of prey seem to be a group of animals that most wildlife enthusiasts are strongly interested in. During Summer months, we often see five to six different species of raptors (birds of prey) and occasionally more on each safari.

This Swainson’s Hawk allowed our safari vehicle to approach very closely today so we all took advantage of its cooperative nature by studying its details closely with binoculars and taking some close-up photographs.

Dawn Wildlife Safaris

We had many highlights from yesterday’s dawn safari including newborn moose, bison and pronghorn. It also turned into an excellent morning for birds of prey. This northern harrier was hunting near us and didn’t seem as interested in us as we were in it. We were also able to see Swainson’s hawks, red-tailed hawks, kestrels, and a bald eagle.

northern harrier - Spring Creek Ranch, Jackson Hole, WY