Hawks are raptors. They eat small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish, and insects. They are monogamous and tend to have clutches of about three eggs. Hawks are essential to keeping pest populations down. At City Wildlife, we frequently see Red-tailed hawks, Cooper’s hawks, and Red-shouldered hawks (which are a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in DC).
If you find a sick or injured hawk, please contact us at 202-882-1000.