Length: 19 - 26"
Breeding Habitat: Coniferous or mixed forests, with some openings for hunting. Prefers habitat in remote areas, away from human disturbance. Requires large trees for nesting.
Diet: Small to medium-sized birds such as doves, crows, small hawks, owls, ducks, pheasants, grouse; small to medium-sized mammals, including shrews, mice, chipmunks, squirrels, weasels, woodchucks, snowshoe hares, rabbits; some large insects.
Northern Goshawk in Flight|
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
More ID Tips for Northern Goshawk
Breeding Bird Survey Map,
(Image credit: USGS)