To Catch A Sparrowhawk is part of the Druid's Swift Flight Form quest chain quest chain.

Wild Sparrowhawk

Objectives

Use the Sparrowhawk Net to capture a Wild Sparrowhawk and bring it to Watcher Elaira on the Twilight Ridge.

Description

The wild sparrowhawks of Nagrand have the keenest sight of all the predatory birds here. But, because of their size, they've been pushed out of most areas by the larger windrocs.

Most of the sparrowhawks nest here, on the Twilight Ridge. If you can catch one, I'll train it to spot the pieces of your buried tablet.

It's going to be difficult, though. The sparrowhawks are very skittish and will flee at your approach. I'd suggest cornering one or prowling to get close enough to cast your net.

Progress

Did you catch one of the sparrowhawks?

Completion

Well done! I'm still in the process of getting the hawks to trust me, but I know enough about them to train this one for your needs.

Notes

The Sparrowhawks will sense danger and flee quickly whenever you come up near it. The best way to capture a Sparrowhawk is to use Prowl to sneak up on it. Use the net directly from your stealthed state and the bird will usually not have time to get out of range.

Other ways of capturing the sparrowhawk: Using hibernate fails often, and will cause the sparrowhawk to flee. Pounce also fails often, and damages the bird at the same time, which is not terribly helpful. An alternative approach is to use Soothe Animal on a sparrowhawk. Once you've soothed it, you can get close enough to throw the net and catch it before it has a chance to run. This often works first time.

Upon completion of this quest, Watcher Elaira entices the Sparrowhawk close...
Watcher Elaira says: Come closer, young one. There's nothing to fear from me or <name>.
Captive Sparrowhawk cautiously approaches Watcher Elaira.
Watcher Elaira says: I'm going to train you to help <name> with a very important task. After that, I promise you'll be free to return home.
Watcher Elaira says: You will hear the call when you are needed. Fly east, to Skettis, and wait there for <name>'s signal.

Progression

This is the full quest line for the Druid Swift Flight Form.

  1. N [70] Morthis Whisperwing
  2. N [70] The Ward of Wakening
  3. N [70] Waking the Sleeper
  4. N [70] No Mere Dream
  5. N [70] Return to Morthis Whisperwing
  6. N [70] To the Evergrove
  7. N [70] The Book of the Raven
  8. N [70] Eyes in the Sky
  9. N [70] To Catch A Sparrowhawk
  10. N [70] The Raven Stones
  11. N [70] The Eagle's Essence
  12. N [70] The Falcon's Essence
  13. N [70] The Hawk's Essence
  14. N [70] Return to Cenarion Refuge
  15. N [70] Chasing the Moonstone
  16. N [70D] Vanquish the Raven God
  17. N [70] Eternal Vigilance

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