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General data
Full nameUnknown
LocationCustoms, Woods, Shoreline, Lighthouse
Additional data
Spawn chanceCustoms: 12%
Woods: 15%
Shoreline: 15%
Lighthouse: 19%

Birdeye is a Rogue Boss in Escape from Tarkov. He is part of the Rogue squad "The Goons". The other members are Big Pipe and Knight.


  • Birdeye has different health values to PMCs and other Scavs.
Birdeye's Health Stats
Health Birdeye.png Head: 70

Thorax: 175

Stomach: 150

Arms: 100 each

Legs: 100 each

Total: 795

  • Instead of the typical 4x single slot pockets, he has 5x double slot pockets bringing their total space to 10 slots.
  • Birdeye needs to be killed for the quest Stray Dogs.


Contrary to popular belief, the Goons do not "roam" between locations. They can be encountered at all the below locations at all times.


At the water treatment plant and at the chalet.

  • Customs

    At the Scav base (ZB-013 extraction) building with the numerous mounted weapons.

  • Woods

    At the Scav bunker with the antenna.

  • Shoreline

    At the weather station.

  • Behavior

    Birdeye seems to sit back and let Big pipe and/or Knight push the opposing enemy first. If Knight and Big Pipe do not succeed and die, he seems to rush the player.

    (note; Birdeye does not currently make any audio of footsteps.)


    Customs Fortress

    The best way to deal with The goons on customs is to gain their attention while you are at crackhouse (medical building west of fortress) . This can easily done by just waking around near the second story windows.

    After gaining the attention of the goons your best choice to kill them would be to sit in a room such as dining room in the first floor and close the door, as this will create a small time period of them opening the door allowing you to shoot them with no repercussions.

    Keep in mind that Birdeye will stay behind and wait till the action is over to show himself. In order to get Birdeye to show himself you either can wait for him to push you after you kill Knight and Big Pipe, or you could throw

    grenades in his direction in order to pinpoint his location.

    Shoreline Weather Station

    You first want to want to get the attention of The Goons. This can be easily done by playing a game of "Chicken" with them by quickly running up and down the hill until you hear voice lines or you start getting shot at.

    Once you gain their attention you want to run down the hill a little bit and wait for them to push you. Make sure not to hold an angle where only your head is exposed, such as leaning behind a tree.

    Both knight and Big Pipe will rush towards you, giving you a chance to shoot them. After Big Pipe and Knight are dealt with Birdeye will reposition to find an angle on you, or he will rush you.

    Birdeye is an extremely easy kill if he's out in the open and in close range. If he decides to reposition your best options are to throw grenades to find him or try to get him to rush you by continuously re-peeking him until he pushes you.

    Woods Bridge Overlook

    Due to The Goons extremely long spotting distance it is a hard task in order to fight them at this location. This means that trying to fight them at this location is a very high risk decision. It is advised to not engage them if the are present.

    Lighthouse Chalet

    Try to push into the chalet and wait in the first floor sauna room for them to push you. Use the rocks on the east side in order to safely enter the building.

    Lighthouse Rogue Camp



    Icon Weapon Ammunition Mods
    BirdeyeM700.png Remington Model 700 7.62x51 bolt-action sniper rifle M61ICON.png

    M700 7.62x51 MDT AICS 12-round magazine
    M700 AB Arms MOD*X GEN 3 stock
    Colt Carbine buffer tube
    Magpul PRS GEN3 stock (Grey)
    AR-15 Magpul MIAD pistol grip (FDE)
    M700 AB Arms MOD*X GEN 3 KeyMod handguard
    M700 7.62x51 20 inch threaded barrel
    AR-10 Daniel Defense WAVE 7.62x51 muzzle brake
    Daniel Defense WAVE QD sound suppressor
    M700 AB Arms MOD*X rail mount
    Nightforce Magmount 34mm ring scope mount
    Schmidt & Bender PM II 3-12x50 34mm riflescope

    BirdeyeRSASS.png Remington R11 RSASS 7.62x51 marksman rifle 7.62x51M933icon.png

    AR-15 Magpul MIAD pistol grip (FDE)
    Colt A2 buffer tube
    Magpul PRS GEN2 stock (FDE)
    R11 RSASS handguard
    Remington RAHG 4 inch rail
    Magpul RVG foregrip (FDE)
    AR-10 7.62x51 22 inch barrel
    AR-10 SureFire ProComp 7.62x51 muzzle brake
    JP Enterprises Gas System-6
    JP Enterprises Flat-Top 30mm ring scope mount
    Leupold Mark 4 LR 6.5-20x50 30mm riflescope

    BirdeyeSR25.png Knight's Armament Company SR-25 7.62x51 marksman rifle M80ICON.png M61ICON.png

    Hogue OverMolded Rubber Grip (FDE)
    AR-10 7.62x51 KAC 20-round steel magazine
    Colt Carbine buffer tube
    B5 Systems Precision stock
    SR-25 7.62x51 upper receiver
    Geissele Super Precision 30mm ring scope mount (DDC)
    Vortex Razor HD Gen.2 1-6x24 30mm riflescope
    Reptilia ROF-90 RMR mount for Geissele scope mounts (DDC)
    Trijicon RMR reflex sight
    SR-25 7.62x51 16 inch barrel
    AR-10 KAC QDC 7.62x51 muzzle brake kit
    KAC PRS/QDC 7.62x51 sound suppressor
    AR-10 KAC Low Profile Gas Block
    AR-10 KAC URX 4 14.5 inch handguard
    AN/PEQ-15 tactical device
    KAC Folding Micro front sight
    Magpul M-LOK AFG tactical foregrip (FDE)
    KAC Folding Micro rear sight
    AR-10 KAC ambidextrous charging handle

    BirdeyeM4.gif Colt M4A1 5.56x45 assault rifle M855A1ICON.png Mk318SOSTICON.png

    AR-15 Magpul MIAD pistol grip (FDE)
    5.56x45 Magpul PMAG 30 GEN M3 STANAG 30-round magazine
    M4A1 5.56x45 upper receiver
    Aimpoint LRP mount for CompM4 sights
    Aimpoint Standard Spacer
    Aimpoint CompM4 reflex sight
    AR-15 5.56x45 260mm barrel
    AR-15 SureFire WarComp 5.56x45 flash hider
    SureFire SOCOM556-MINI MONSTER 5.56x45 sound suppressor
    Daniel Defense MK12 Low Profile Gas Block
    AR-15 Geissele SMR MK16 9.5 inch M-LOK handguard
    Magpul M-LOK 2.5 inch rail
    NcSTAR Tactical blue laser LAM-module
    Magpul M-LOK 4.1 inch rail
    BCM GUNFIGHTER MOD 3 vertical foregrip
    KAC Folding front sight
    KAC Folding rear sight
    Colt Carbine buffer tube
    Magpul CTR Carbine stock (FDE)
    AR-15 Radian Weapons Raptor charging handle

    BirdeyeM9A3.png Beretta M9A3 9x19 pistol 9x19pst.png ?

    Icon Body armor Armor Class
    THOR Concealable Icon.png NFM THOR Concealable Reinforced Vest body armor 4

    Bosses can hold any key or keycard in their pockets. Birdeye can spawn with a range of different barter items and paper ammo boxes.

    Icon Item
    EFT IFAK Icon.png IFAK individual first aid kit


    Birdeye wears a combat pant in M81 Woodland camouflage and a fanny pack in Night Desert pattern around his waist, both the Woodland camo and fanny pack are frequently seen in used by MARSOC operators. His piece of upper wear appears to be a "Baja jacket".


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