What WC Did On His Vacation: Harpy Eagles

Wickersham's Conscience

Crikey. WC leaves the internet for a few days and returns to find that Gov. Mike “Sucker Punch” Dunleavy has kicked Alaska and the Alaska economy in the fork. You have to wonder how many times Alaskans will elect a governor from Wasilla before they learn their lesson. It’s too much to deal with right now; let’s talk about birds instead.

Harpy Eagles, Male on left, dark morph female on right, Darien National Park, Darien Privince, Panama Harpy Eagles, Male on left, female on right, Darien National Park, Darien Province, Panama

Most folks kick back a little bit on their winter vacations. Maybe soak up some sun in Hawai’i. Maybe take the kids to Disneyland.

WC and Mrs. WC chase birds. In this specific case, Harpy Eagles. One of the largest and most powerful raptors in the world, Harpy Eagles are very hard to see. It’s not just that big birds need very large hunting grounds; habitat loss is driving Harpy Eagles to extinction in the…

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