Guapo, a Swainson's Hawk, was found in Gold Beach, on the southern coast of Oregon, in early October 2016, as a first-year bird. Besides being totally outside the normal range of a Swainson's Hawk, he was landing on people's arms and accosting them for food -- clearly he had been illegally hand-raised. Swainson's Hawks migrate from the interior West of Canada and the US, where they breed, to the Las Pampas region of Argentina each year. In Argentina, they are known as the Grasshopper Hawk, as grasshoppers are their primary prey in this rich grassland. Guapo is very curious, loves to sunbathe and has been endearing himself to everyone!
Adoptive "Parents" of Guapo:
The Collins Family • Keri Yunc • Larson/Morris • Griffith Mina
Sydney & Charley Harrington • Bill Sharp • Rashawn Knapp
Chen-Yun Yang & Michael Hagedorn
With love, for the father & friend Roberto Venturini
Robert Wrenn • Alex J. Zamora, loving father and husband