Northern Goshawk

Where can I see the Northern Goshawk

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Agd Beukhof
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This majestic bird, which was once on the brink of extinction due to hunting and habitat loss, is now making a comeback thanks to conservation efforts.

The Northern Goshawk has been called “the most beautiful raptor in North America” for good reason. They are large birds with an impressive wingspan of up to six feet!

These hawks have incredible eyesight that allows them to see prey from over two miles away so they can swoop down and capture it without warning.

The Northern Goshawk may be one of the largest raptors in North America but it's surprisingly agile and swift when capturing its prey.

Animal population
500 000
Population
IUCN Classification
Least Concern (LC)
IUCN Classification
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Geeky Facts about the Northern Goshawk

Fact 1

These birds of prey are highly territorial and maintain a regularly spaced home range.

Fact 2

The name “goshawk” is a traditional name from Anglo-Saxon goshafoc, literally “goose hawk.”

Fact 3

The Northern Goshawk nests on the top branches (25-50 feet high) of large conifer trees.

Stories about the Northern Goshawk

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Areas of Natural Beauty where you can see the Northern Goshawk in the wild