The Washington Gap Analysis Project created breeding bird maps only. The non-breeding birds (e.g., wintering, pelagic (coastal), and birds expanding their ranges) are represented only by NatureMapping sightings.
NatureMapping observations reported by townships throughout the year.
This hawk is a high-soaring buteo that is fairly common in moist, mixed woodlands and is often seen near streams, in most of the eastern part of the US. It breeds in the northern states from Wisconsin and Michigan east, and in Ohio. During migration it is usually seen singly or in small flocks.Text edited by Gussie Litwer