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Red-Tailed Hawk Activities

Swoop in for some fun and put your hawk knowledge to the test with our “nest cam” quiz.

Red Tailed Hawk in Flight

1. What are the names of the mated pair of red-tailed hawks nesting on the Syracuse University campus?

A. Jim and Juli Boeheim

B. SU-Sue and Otto

C. Blue and Orange

D. Irving and Waverly

2. On which famous building is their nest located?

A. Tolley Humanities Building

B. Bowne Hall

C. The Hall of Languages

D. Lyman Hall

3. How many years have the red-tailed hawk mated pair been nesting on the campus of Syracuse University?

A. 3

B. 5

C. 10

D. 15

4. What is the top speed a red-tailed hawk can reach when diving?

A. 50 m.p.h.

B. 75 m.p.h.

C. 90 m.p.h.

D. 120 m.p.h.

5. According to, what is the estimated global population of red-tailed hawks?

A. 550,000

B. 2 Million

C. 4 Million

D. 8 Million

6. What is the term for a large group of red-tailed hawks?

A. Kettle

B. Flock

C. Herd

D. Band

Answer key:

1. B 2. B 3. C 4. D 5. B 6. A

Hawk Coloring for All Ages

Looking for a unique activity that you can also share with younger viewers? Download and print these red-tailed hawk coloring pages below. For more great educational material, visit the National Geographic Kids' page

bird with upraised wings in flight
line drawing of a hawk in flight with wings on the down stroke