Art Lander’s Outdoors: Hawk species
are abundant, thriving across Kentucky

The Northern Harrier is the only hawk species in Kentucky that nests on the ground, and lives only in grassland habitat (Photo Provided)   Perched in trees along rural roadways, or soaring over pastures and harvested crop fields at the wood’s edge, hawks are more visible during the winter months.   “We have more hawks in the state at this time of year,” said Kate Heyden, raptor biologist...

Art Lander’s Outdoors: Hawk species are abundant, thriving across Kentucky

The Northern Harrier is the only hawk species in Kentucky that nests on the ground, and lives only in grassland habitat (Photo Provided)   Perched in trees along rural roadways, or soaring over pastures and harvested crop fields at the wood’s edge, hawks are more visible during the winter months.   “We have more hawks in the state at this time of year,” said Kate Heyden, raptor biologist...