Northern Hawk Owl Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Medium-sized owl with an oval-shaped body accentuated by a long and pointed tail. It flies on short and pointed wings.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Boreal Owl, smaller than a Great Horned Owl.

    Relative Sizecrow sizedcrow-sized
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 14.2-17.7 in (36-45 cm)
      • Weight: 8.5-16.0 oz (240-454 g)
      • Wingspan: 27.9 in (71 cm)