The Northern Harrier is a slender, white-rumped, medium-sized, low flying raptor of upland grasslands and marshes. It is the only representative in North America of the genus Circus. The Northern Harrier is listed as Threatened in both Pennsylvania and New York.
- Habitat Suitability Assessments: Wildlife Specialist's biologists are trained to identify and delineate nesting habitat areas that could support Northern Harriers. Northern Harrier nests are usually associated with seasonal or semi-permanent wetland habitats and grasslands.
- Presence/Absence Surveys: After agency review of a Habitat Suitability Assessment, if suitable habitat exists, our experienced staff is qualified to search the area for the presence of Northern Harriers following state protocols.
- Comprehensive Reporting: Wildlife Specialist's reports contain all necessary information required by the regulatory agencies to evaluate a project. Specifically, we provide detailed habitat descriptions, high quality maps, photographs, and all required data collected at each site.