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Hawk Species at Hawk Mountain | Hawk Mountain Sanctuary: Raptor Conservation, Education, Observation & Research

Hawk Species at Hawk Mountain | Hawk Mountain Sanctuary: Raptor Conservation, Education, Observation & Research

A Bald Eagle: "Talons At The Ready!" (Photo By: © Ian Nicholson.)

A Bald Eagle: "Talons At The Ready!" (Photo By: © Ian Nicholson.)

Harris hawk - Wolves of the sky. One of the only raptors that usually hunts in packs

Harris hawk - Wolves of the sky. One of the only raptors that usually hunts in packs

Hunting eagle in Mongolia. Hunting with eagles is a traditional form of falconry found throughout the Eurasian steppe. There are an estimated 250 eagle hunters in the Western Mongolian province.

Hunting eagle in Mongolia. Hunting with eagles is a traditional form of falconry found throughout the Eurasian steppe. There are an estimated 250 eagle hunters in the Western Mongolian province.

redtailed hawk They are plentiful in our area and fun to watch as they hunt.

redtailed hawk They are plentiful in our area and fun to watch as they hunt.

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See Mongols don't just do falconry, they take it above and beyond and train golden eagles....come on, now your just showing off

See Mongols don't just do falconry, they take it above and beyond and train golden eagles....come on, now your just showing off

For many decades, bald eagles were hunted for sport and for the "protection" of fishing grounds. Pesticides like DDT also wreaked havoc on eagles and other birds. These chemicals collect in fish, which make up most of the eagle's diet. They weaken the bird's eggshells and severely limited their ability to reproduce.  DDT was heavily restricted in 1972.

For many decades, bald eagles were hunted for sport and for the "protection" of fishing grounds. Pesticides like DDT also wreaked havoc on eagles and other birds. These chemicals collect in fish, which make up most of the eagle's diet. They weaken the bird's eggshells and severely limited their ability to reproduce. DDT was heavily restricted in 1972.