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About the Harrier Hawk

The Northern Harrier can often be seen flying low, wings held up to form a “v” shape in graceful, low flights over grassy or marshy areas. These hawks show a bright white patch just above the tail feathers that is clearly visible in flight. They have owl-like faces and that feather configuration enhances their sense of hearing. Harriers use their hearing more than any other hawk, so Harrier listening skills are intense! Harriers nest on the ground and when times get tough they roost together in a group, but welcome other birds as well. Harrier House emphasizes the need to listen to and be there for each other.

House Leadership

Head of House

Dr. Annal Frenz