Tiny was discovered in May of 2016 as a youngster and brought into our rehabilitation department by a member of the public who believed her to be orphaned. Upon Tiny’s admission and initial exam, it was noted that she had microphthalmia – an eye abnormality that presents as one or both eyes being abnormally small. In her case, the right eye is affected, and her condition leaves her with extremely limited vision, making her non-releasable. In the wild, she would not survive as hawks rely on their superb vision to hunt successfully. She now serves as the center’s Red-shouldered hawk education ambassador.
Red-shouldered hawks have a wingspan ranging 37.0-43.7 inches and weigh between ~486-774 grams.