|Status: Year-round Resident.||Last recorded on site in 2021|
|1987-1991: Confirmed||1992-1996: Confirmed|
|1997-2001: Confirmed||2002-2006: Confirmed|
|2007-2011: Confirmed||2012-2016: Confirmed|
|The Patuxent web-site provides more general information about this species.|
|At this time of year, this species is expected to be present on site.|
Our most common raptor, it occurs as a year-round resident and summer breeder. Up to eight pairs have nested on the lab grounds in a given year and up to 30 birds have been recorded in single day in winter.
Photographer: Greg Vogel.