Northern Hawk Owl
A Reference for North and Central American Owls
The Northern Hawk Owl is a very “high latitude” owl that is found around the world in the northern hemisphere. It is a diurnal owl (active in the daytime) and very bold. In many ways it is very similar to a falcon. Structurally, it has pointed wings like a falcon and flies like a bullet. Usually found alone, these owls are very nomadic. Population estimates vary and are inconsistent. As with most northern boreal species, research is difficult, there is very little, and global temperature increases pose a threat. Here you will find photos, recordings and a brief field notes section to help identify and enjoy this beautiful owl.
A more in depth write up can be found in its natural history page.