Swainson's Hawk


Photos Taken By: Lorrie Jo Williams (left & middle) & KCS (far right)

The Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) is listed as threatened by the California Department of Fish and Game, and as a Federal Species of Concern with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. For specific information on the identification, distribution and natural history of the Swainson’s Hawk see the links below:

The Natomas Levee Improvement Program includes mitigation areas for Swainson's hawks.