This Gyrfalcon is a bird that breeds in the arctic tundra. It is one of the largest falcons. They primarily hunt birds in open country, sometimes flying high and attacking from above, but more often approaching fast and low, hugging ground contours. They often perch on the ground. This bird came to WOW in 2018. She is named after a dear friend and colleague, Helene Van Doninck, a raptor rehabilitator, who passed in 2018.