Come see Raleigh’s amazing red-tails! Each spring red-tailed hawks soar, hunt and raise young right next to the North Carolina State Capitol. Learn more about these squirrel chasers in the skyscrapers! Stop by a Downtown Hawks event near the State Capitol along Edenton Street to see the nesting activity.
Science Thursday Hawk Watch
Thursday, May 1
Learn about urban hawks and get a close-up view through spotting scopes. Afterwards, enjoy the Museum of Natural Sciences, open Thursdays til 9pm.
Lunch Break Hawk-Abouts
Learn about our hawks and get a close-up view through spotting scopes.
- Thursday April 3.
- Tuesday April 8.
- Tuesday April 15.
- Thursday April 17.
- Thursday April 24.
- Monday, May 5.
- Tuesday May 13.
- Thursday May 15.
- Tuesday May 20.
- Thursday May 22.
- Have wingspans up to 4½ feet.
- Help manage urban populations of rats, squirrels and pigeons.
- Need healthy green spaces to live in urban places.
Downtown Hawks is sponsored by Wake Audubon, the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, the NC Division of Parks & Recreation, the NC Division of Cultural Resources and Raleigh Raptors.
Photo: Jordan Paw.