As some of you will recall, SIB member Karen O’Brien wrote an article back in December explaining how she was able to see a first time on record Great Black Hawk in her hometown of Portland, ME. This past week, Aija Konrad told a SIB audience at our evening program the Great Black Hawk was her Big Year bird # 575 on December 31, 2018. In early January, we learned the hawk had been found on the ground and taken to a bird rehabilitation center. We posted that story our SIB Facebook page and hoped it would recover. Unfortunately, we have learned the great black hawk, native to Central and South America, could not be saved from frostbite damage to its feet and legs. Read more about this story here.