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Augur Buzzard

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Buteo augur

  • Classification: Bird
  • Lifespan in Captivity: 30+ yrs
  • Lifespan in the Wild: 10-20 yrs
  • Wingspan: 4-5 ft
  • Weight: 2-3 lbs
  • Range: Eastern Africa
  • Habitat: Open Savannah, highlands, cultivated land with adjacent mountains
    • Diet in the Wild: reptiles, small mammals, ground-dwelling birds, carrion, insects
    • Diet at Wildlife Images: rodents, poultry, donated meats

This strikingly plumaged raptor is also known as the African red-tailed hawk, and occupies a similar ecological niche to that of our red-tails here in North America. Its name can be a source of confusion for Americans due to the varying uses of the word “buzzard”; in the New World, it denotes a carrion eating bird, while in Europe and Africa, it means hawk. Augurs are one of the highest-flying of all birds, preferring high- altitude habitats and frequently sighted soaring between 6,000 and 10,000 feet.

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11845 Lower River Rd., Grants Pass, OR 97526
P.O. Box 36, Merlin OR 97532

We recommend reservations to guarantee your guided tour experience!

  • Hours: 9AM - 4PM
  • Guided Tours:  M-F 10:00, 12:00, 2:00
  • Self-Guided: Saturday & Sunday 10:00 - 3:00                                                                  
  • Adults $14 | Seniors $12
  • Children (ages 4-13) $7
  • Children ages 3 and under by donation

Our Mission: Saving Wildlife

In this pursuit we aim to:

  • Involve people to share in our mission.
  • Educate people about the personal benefits of taking care of wildlife and the environment entrusted to our care.
  • Inspire people to make positive changes improving the world for wildlife.

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With over 115 animal ambassadors, and over 1,000 sick injured and orphaned animals brought to our center each year - every dollar counts. We rely solely on people like yourself to support the work we do.

We receive no State or Federal funding and depend entirely on private funds to carry out our Mission.