Forest Service Seeking Northern Goshawk Data

Allegheny National Forest Visitors BureauBRADFORD, PA – June 3, 2019 – Allegheny National Forest’s wildlife biology staff are seeking data on the Northern Goshawk.

The Northern Goshawk population is declining in Pennsylvania and the Allegheny National Forest.

In order to improve the Forest Service’s understanding of the biology and what is causing the decline of goshawks, wildlife biology staff are seeking data on sightings of this uncommon hawk between April and July each summer.

The goshawk is a large gray noisy hawk. They tend to display harassing behaviors towards humans while they are conducting outdoors activities.

If you see a goshawk please contact the nearest Ranger District Office or call the Supervisors Office at (814) 723-5150.