Who’s excited for Friday? WE ARE! We only had to step into our own backyard to find today’s bird! So grab your binoculars and come visit us as we head on a bird watching expedition!


   Range/Habitat: North America-Mexico/forests, suburbs-near water

   Diet: Carnivore: rodents, small reptiles, birds

   Length/Weight: 17-24”/ 19-25 oz

   Conservation Status: Common







Fun Facts:

  • Red Shoulder Hawks are raptors.
  • They have long legs and long yellow legs.
  • Red shoulder hawks swoop down from tree perches to catch their prey.
  • They are diurnal (active during the day).
  • Red shoulder hawks are known as a “buteo” hawk, meaning they have broad wings and tails.
  • Both the male and female red shoulder hawk take care of the chicks.
  • You can hear listen to their call.


The Red Shoulder Hawk is one of the most common hawks in North America! They can be confused with the Red Tailed Hawk who is broader and larger. Bird watching can be such a fun way to spend an afternoon, grab a bird guidebook and your binoculars and see what you can find!




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2 thoughts on “FEATHERY FRIDAY # 29

  1. There are lots of hawks around here, especially in the rural areas.

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