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Missing Harris Hawk returns to Arizona-Sonora desert museum

Posted at 9:01 PM, Jan 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-24 19:17:10-05

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum says one of their Harris' Hawks returned Wednesday after it went missing Friday following a demonstration.



Staff with the museum say it is common for hawks to fly away but they usually return within a couple days. This time, they're not sure where the hawk is because it's tracking device fell off. 

"Most of our birds wear a little tracking unit, so its really lightweight, doesn't bother them at all it just clips on to a little clip on their tail feather." 

Staff say the bird is comfortable around people and ask if they see it to call them. 

"Best way to help is if you see a Harris hawk that has a little gold band on to call or email us so we can go out there and look at them."