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Patient of the Week: Swainson’s Hawk

It’s all about distance when it comes to this patient. This hawk was found 80 miles away in Pearce, Arizona as a fledgling. Due to the monsoons, the tree where this hawk’s nest was fell into a flooding stream. Thankfully, a citizen noticed and was able to get the bird to Tucson Wildlife Center where it was treated for near drowning and pneumonia. It’s quite the distance from Pearce to Tucson but Swainson’s Hawks are accustomed to flying even further as these raptor’s migration patterns can go as far north as Canada and as far south as Argentina! In rehab, this patient has been able to grow and thrive as it is now a young adult moving closer and closer to be released back into the wild.

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