Red-tailed Hawk

(Buteo jamaicensis)

Status: Year-round Resident. Last recorded on site in 2021
Breeding Status:-
1987-1991: Confirmed1992-1996: Confirmed
1997-2001: Confirmed2002-2006: Confirmed
2007-2011: Confirmed2012-2016: Confirmed
2017-2021: 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.

Photographer: Greg Vogel.