No matter where you live, you can find birds. You have to look carefully, and they are not always easy to photograph. Most wild birds are uncomfortable around people, and they like to stay a safe distance away from you. When they see you approaching them, or pointing a camera in their direction, they fly away. Hawks and other raptors are particularly difficult to photograph, as they have "hawk eyes" (or eagle eyes, owl eyes...), and they will sense any movement for great distances.
A Red-Shouldered Hawk