It may be mid-summer now, but hawkwatch season is right around the corner. Time to start brushing up on hawks, eagles, falcons, and vultures! Dave Dorsey, the Education Presenter/Web Editor for the Bird Treatment and Learning Center in Anchorage, AK and voice of BirdTLC, is a true friend, the kind that wants people to enjoy success in their raptor interactions. Every so often, he sends me a photo of the treatment center’s most interesting guests, probably because he gets a kick out of my erroneous attempts at identification. Let’s see if he gets a kick out of yours…

What's my name?

This bedraggled bird was brought into the treatment center with a injured left wing, fx radius to be exact. The picture might not be perfect nor the pose optimal for identification purposes, but that’s part of the fun, isn’t it? What species of raptor is this?

Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.