Hawks

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About Hawks

Hawks are probably the most graceful and photogenic bird-of-prey. A good photograph of a hawk is hard to beat.

This is a combination page for all Hawks and other birds-of-prey, including Red-tailed Hawks, Red-Shouldered Hawks, Peregrine Falcons, and American Kestrels.


Where to See Hawks

While Hawks can be found all over the US, the top place is Hawk Ridge in Duluth, Minnesota. American kestrels, sharp-shinned hawks, broad-winged hawks, bald and golden eagles, ospreys, peregrine falcons and gyrfalcons, sometimes numbering in the tens of thousands a day, fly by at eye level.

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Red Shouldered Hawk


Red Shouldered Hawk in Georgia

Minesota

Birds of prey head south from as far away as the Arctic funnel along the western edge of Lake Superior and ride the thermals along Hawk Ridge in Duluth, Minnesota (See Hawk Ridge Website). American kestrels, sharp-shinned hawks, broad-winged hawks, bald and golden eagles, ospreys, peregrine falcons and gyrfalcons, sometimes numbering in the tens of thousands a day, fly by at eye level. The migration begins in mid-August, but peak numbers occur from mid-September through October. Special events are normally planned for Hawk Weekend which normally occurs in mid September. • Recommended by Greg Breining


Georgia

You are almost guaranteed to see Red-tailed Hawks and Red Shouldered Hawks in Okefenokee Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. They can be seen both soaring above, and resting in the nearby trees.


Other Good Locations for Viewing

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Photos

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Links

Hawk Ridge Website