Forgotten Realms Wiki
Forgotten Realms Wiki

A hawk was a bird that was distinguished by its excellent vision, even in dark conditions,[2] and a long, feathered tail.[citation needed]


  • A certain species of Amnian hawks had blue-gray backs and bellies with ivory feathering, streaked with dark gray, black, and pale orange. They had a long, square-tipped tail.[4]
  • The green kestrel, which despite their name were not true kestrels, were a species of hawk endemic to the Marching Mountains. They were prized by many Calishite falconers for being one of the deadliest birds of prey in the Realms.[5]


Hawks were predatory birds that were native to the natural world. These animals flew through the sky in search of prey, which included small animals, lizards, snakes, and vermin.[citation needed]


In the Unapproachable East, hawks could be found around the Tannath Gap.[6]

Beyond the Prime Material plane, hawks could be found in the forests of Barovia.[7]


Some of the best-trained hawks were trained by the elven House Korianthil.[8]

Hawks could be trained as hunting companions if raised from chicks and properly instructed.[citation needed]


Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue sold hawk feathers in bundles of four for 1 gp.[9]

Notable Hawks[]



Tomb of Annihilation
Darkwalker on MoonshaeRed MagicSojournSword PlayThe Jewel of Turmish
Referenced only
The Council of BladesSentinelspire
Video Games
Neverwinter Nights series (NeverwinterNeverwinter Nights: Darkness over Daggerford)
Card Games
AD&D Trading CardsMagic: The Gathering (AFRCLB)
Organized Play & Licensed Adventures
The Sword of Selfaril



  1. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins (2014-09-30). Monster Manual 5th edition. Edited by Scott Fitzgerald Gray. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 330. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual v.3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 273. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 David "Zeb" Cook, et al. (1989). Monstrous Compendium Volume Two. (TSR, Inc), p. 63. ISBN 0-8803-8753-X.
  4. Jean Rabe (December 1991). Red Magic. (TSR, Inc.), p. 12. ISBN 1-56076-118-0.
  5. Steven E. Schend, Dale Donovan (September 1998). Empires of the Shining Sea. Edited by Julia Martin. (TSR, Inc.), p. 83. ISBN 0-7869-1237-5.
  6. Anthony Pryor (June 1995). “Campaign Guide”. In Michele Carter, Doug Stewart eds. Spellbound (TSR, Inc.), p. 59. ISBN 978-0786901395.
  7. Bruce Nesmith, Andria Hayday, William W. Connors (1994). “Domains and Denizens”. Ravenloft Campaign Setting (TSR, Inc.), pp. 7–10. ISBN 1-56076-942-4.
  8. Anne Gray McCready et al. (March 1994). Elves of Evermeet. (TSR, Inc), p. 40. ISBN 1-5607-6829-0.
  9. Jeff Grubb, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend et al (1992). Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue. (TSR, Inc), p. 37. ISBN 0-5607-6327-2.
  10. Penny Williams (2004-10-15). Wemic Camp (Zipped PDF). Web Enhancement for Shining South. Wizards of the Coast. p. 4. Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved on 2018-09-11.
  11. Ossian Studios (June 2018). Neverwinter Nights: Darkness over Daggerford. Beamdog.