A red-tailed hawk landing on a branch by Becky Matsubara

Where are they from?

Red-tailed hawks live in any type of woodlands and can be found all over North America. During breeding season, they migrate to Canada and the Northern United States, but can still be found year-round all over much of the United States.

What do they eat?

Red-tailed hawks eat mostly small mammals such as rabbits, squirrels, or mice, as they are carnivores.

How do they act?

They are territorial and aggressive birds. They possess incredibly sharp talons that they use when hunting their prey. They may also lock these talons with their mate when courting, and they will typically be monogamous and stay with their mate until one of them dies. When nesting, they build large stick nests at the tops of trees and cliffs.

Are they endangered?

Red-tailed hawks are listed as “Least Concern” on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species.

Bird Blurb

Red-tailed hawks have a high-pitched, loud cry that is often used in movies as the shrill cry of monsters or velociraptors.


Have you ever heard a red-tailed hawk cry?


Source: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-tailed_Hawk/lifehistory