Red-tailed Hawk  ( Buse queue rousse )

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Buteo jamaicensis

Description:    Red-Tailed Hawk
Photo Date:   April 6, 2008


Henwood Township


Michael Werner

General Notes

The population of Red-tailed Hawk appears to be increasing, according to a recent analysis of Christmas Bird Count and Breeding Bird Survey records conducted by National Audubon Society scientists. It is possible that the North American population has increased by as much as 175% in the last 40 years. There is sufficient data about this species to have a fairly high level of statistical confidence in this magnitude of growth.

Abundance: Occasional Earliest observed date:  

Typical arrival date:

March 29
Breeding Status: Breeding Latest observed date:  

Typical departure date:

November 8