Swainson’s Hawk

Odin, our Swainson’s hawk, is part of a threatened species in California. More aerodynamic (or “sleeker”) than other hawks means Odin could travel 11,000 miles or more a year!

This animal ambassador was found alongside a road in 1999, possibly hit by a car. Her left eye was severely injured and had to be removed during treatment. With only one eye, Odin cannot hunt and survive in the wild.


Adopt Our Swainson's Hawk!

Lindsay Wildlife Experience’s Adopt an Animal program lets you symbolically adopt your favorite species and at the same time support our important work of connecting people with wildlife to inspire respect and responsibility for the world we share.