Red-Tailed Hawk Feeding, Handling, and Flight Training Procedure

The red-tailed hawk that lives at the nature preserve at Hallam Lake has an injury to her right elbow joint that prohibits her from soaring, and therefore from hunting in the wild. She can fly short distances, however. She is kept by ACES for educational purposes under permits from Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

This video shows the feeding, handling, and flight training procedures developed for the ACES red-tailed hawk in 2017 by Naturalists and Educators Claire Shope, Denali Barron, Phebe Meyers, Matt Thomas, and Jim Kravitz.

Pilot Training