Northern Harrier Erie

“Erie”

Northern Harrier
Circus hudsonius

Erie was found and rescued when she was just a youngster, sitting on the side of the road in Ithaca, NY. She was suffering from head trauma, emaciation, dehydration and feather damage. Erie was taken in by rehabilitators at the Hawk Creek Wildlife Center in East Aurora, NY. After some time in care, it was clear that Erie wasn’t going to fully recover from her neurological impairment, so she remained in captivity.
Erie came to VINS in March of 2019 and joined Freedom, our male Northern Harrier. These unique raptors are one of the few that have clear differences in appearance between males and females. While Freedom is all light gray, and quite small, Erie is much larger, and has streaked, dark brown feathers.
Erie became comfortable with her new surroundings and roommate quickly. She often perches up high in the enclosure, allowing visitors a great view of her prominent, long tail feathers.
Northern Harrier Erie
Northern Harrier Erie

Adopt Packages

Thank you for helping support the care of our Northern Harrier, Erie, through the RISE Adopt a Raptor Program. Together, we can protect our natural heritage through education, research and avian wildlife rehabilitation.

$30

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate
Species Fact Sheet
Digital Photo

$50

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate
Species Fact Sheet
Color Photo
Window Cling Decal
1 Guest Pass

$100

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate 
Species Fact Sheet 
Color Photo 
Window Cling Decal
Reusable Shopping Bag
2 Guest Passes

$500

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate 
Species Fact Sheet 
Color Photo 
Window Cling Decal
Reusable Shopping Bag
Behind-the-Scenes Tour
4 Guest Passes