How long does a red tail hawk live?
In the wild some have been recorded to live up to 25 years, but that is rare. In a study of over 5000 red tail hawks only 11 of those lived beyond the 20 year mark. the average lifespan of a red tail hawk in the wild is 15-20 years.
n the wild, Red-tailed Hawks have been recorded to live more than 25 years; however, Birds of North America online notes that this is very rare. In one study of 5,194 banded hawks, only 11 lived to be older than 20 years.
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