Appearance: Northern goshawks are large birds about 21-30″ long.
Winter diet: Mammals (e.g. rabbits, squirrels), large birds (e.g. grouse, woodpeckers, blue jays, crows), and even carrion.
Winter feeder food: They don’t eat feeder food.
Winter habitat: This bird prefers forest areas comprised of both coniferous and deciduous trees.
Migration: Northern goshawks are migrators. In the winter they are widespread throughout the US including Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North & South Dakota, Nebraska, Illinois, and Ohio, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, and New England as well as Canada and Mexico.