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How Much Do You Know About Winter Hawks and Eagles? Find Out!

Watching hawks and eagles is a popular activity in winter. Perhaps that's because it's easier to see a big bird perched on the naked branches of a deciduous tree than it is when the foliage is full. Another reason is that interesting species of hawks visit the Lower 48 in winter, and bald eagles are more numerous. Some raptor species depart North America during the cold months, but some northerly breeding hawks head south and spread out across the continent—winter-only visitors. Winter is a spectacular time to go birding, so bundle up and get out there! Here's a quiz that focuses on hawks and eagles you might spot during the winter. Maybe some of them are in your neighborhood!
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