The ferruginous hawk is classified as At Risk in the General Status of Alberta Wild Species report. See:
Also see the Status of the Ferruginous Hawk in Alberta report at:
This bird species is also listed as endangered under the Wildlife Act. See th. See the Species at Risk profile
for this species at:
- In recent years, the number of ferruginous hawks has been declining in Alberta, as a result of loss of nesting habitat.
- Fewer than 700 pairs are estimated in the province.
As a Threatened species, the ferruginous hawk is protected by the provincial Wildlife Act and it is illegal to kill or harass
individuals or disturb their nests at any time of the year. This species is the subject of recovery planning and implementation
in Alberta. The recovery plan for this species can be found at:
The ferruginous hawk is a focal species of the MULTISAR (multiple species at risk) program. See:
The ferruginous hawk, like the rough-legged hawk, has feathers on the legs but the ferruginous hawk possesses a longer tail
UUpdated: Jan 8, 2014