Gray Hawk — Species Information
Gray Hawk - © Ian Collier
A great conservation story; 15 years ago there were only about 80 known nesting pairs in Southern Arizona. Through riparian conservation efforts, and practicing wise use of the land those numbers have increased to nearly 200 nesting pairs. Also, the Desert Museum is the only AZA-accredited facility to display a Gray Hawk.
A predominantly Mexican and South American species, a small population migrates to spend the spring and summer months in southern Arizona
Found in lowland riparian areas and mesquite bosques
Specializes in reptilian prey, especially lizards