Northern Harrier Freedom 1

“Freedom”

Northern Harrier 
Circus cyaneus

Our Northern Harrier was transferred to VINS in 2003 after being treated at an Avian Haven in Freedom, ME, as a young bird. The tip of his right wing is missing and some of the remaining feathers have permanent follicle damage, after an accident with a tractor on a farm field, resulting in his limited flight ability.
Of all our permanent residents, Freedom has needed the most medical attention in recent years. He is prone to a foot condition called bumblefoot, which caused him to develop a wound which required daily care for many months. In his aviary, Freedom has a variety of perching surfaces of different sizes and textures to prevent future foot problems for this grassland hunter.
Northern Harrier Freedom 2
Northern Harrier Freedom 3

Adopt Packages

Thank you for helping support the care of our Northern Harrier, Freedom, through the RISE Adopt a Raptor Program. Together, we can protect our natural heritage through education, research and avian wildlife rehabilitation.

$30

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate
Species Fact Sheet
Digital Photo

$50

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate
Species Fact Sheet
Color Photo
Window Cling Decal

$100

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate 
Species Fact Sheet 
Color Photo 
Window Cling Decal
Reusable Shopping Bag

$500

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate 
Species Fact Sheet 
Color Photo 
Window Cling Decal
Reusable Shopping Bag
Behind-the-Scenes Tour