Photo by Randy Streufert

Photo by Randy Streufert

"Bud" - harris' hawk

Why the name?
Because he's our bud!

Arrived in 2008.

This male Harris' Hawk was bred in captivity, hatched in 2008 and trained as a falconry bird. He is also an excellent education ambassador hawk.

Bud is an very smart hawk who enjoys training sessions with his handlers - whereupon he trains his handlers to do exactly what he wants. Bud enjoys being around humans and does very well with large audiences. His character and charm are immediately apparent, and his beautiful dark brown plumage with red highlights is always eye catching.

Bud's hobbies include interior decoration and tail wagging. If things get too quiet he likes to let out a loud caw so he can be center stage.