Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Meet the red-shouldered hawk

Red-shouldered hawk,. Courtesy of Wikipedia.
Red-shouldered hawk
Buteo lineatus

Appearance: Peachy to red barred underparts, black with white banded tail, broad rounded black and white checkered wings

Song: A whistled rising kee-rah

Habitat: Tall woods near rivers or swamps

Nest: Stick nests built into the crotch of a tree

Trails it can be seen: Bear Trail; Five-Mile Bluff Prairie Trail; Ice Age National Scenic Trail at Straight Lake State Park; Lower Chippewa River State Natural Area Trail; Moose Ear Creek Trail; Snuss Trail (all trails in Wisconsin)

Learn about trail guidebooks available in the Hittin’ the Trail series.