What Types of Hawks Live in North America?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 27, 2020 3:55:32 PM ET
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At least 17 species of hawks live in North America including the red-tailed hawk, common black hawk, Cooper's hawk, gray hawk, rough-legged hawk and sharp-shinned hawk. Hawks tend to live in coniferous trees and wet areas. All hawk species are adapted to and can survive in a variety of habitats.