Rough-legged hawk: Rare visitor to the refuge

Recently seen atĀ AlligatorĀ River National Wildlife Refuge, the pictured rough-legged hawk is an unusual bird for the refuge, for North Carolina and even for the entire southeastern United States, states information from the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Rough-legged hawks typically nest in the Arctic Circle and winter in northern states. They are one of only … Continue reading Rough-legged hawk: Rare visitor to the refuge