The Ferruginous Hawk is currently listed as an
endangered animal under the Alberta Wildlife Act. The species
was down-listed from the 1991 provincial
Red List, to the Blue List in 1996 because although a substantial decline in their range has occurred, hawk numbers had stabilized and the population was apparently not threatened by chance events exacerbated by small population size. The
Alberta Natural Heritage Information Centre ranks the Ferruginous Hawk as S4 meaning the species is
apparently secure in the province.
Reprinted from Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 18
with permission from Alberta
Sustainable Resource Development.