The day began with dreadful weather -- low visibility and wet snow mixing with rain. By the time we got to headquarters, though, things had improved considerably. Raptor Alley yielded up surprising numbers of Ferruginous Hawk (16) and Rough-legged Hawk (13). Prarie Falcons were also numerous (9), as were Golden Eagles (6), Northern Harriers (12), Red-tailed Hawks (17).
Locations: North Central Patrol Road, Malheur Field Station, Sodhouse Lane, Malheur NWR Refuge Headquarters, Raptor Alley, Diamond Craters