Raptors

 

Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)

Black vulture
Black Vulture in the Everglades, Florida
Black vulture
Along the Ahingha trail in the Everglades
Black vulture
Found on Merrit Island, Florida
 

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

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California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus)

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California condor      

Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus)

Northern Harrier
Harrier at Bosque del Apache
Northern Harrier Northern Harrier
Northern Harrier during an attack at the Sacramento National wildlife refuge
Northern Harrier
Female Northern Harrier in the marshes along Limatour beach, Point Reyes, California
Northern harrier Northern harrier    

White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus)

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White-tailed kite hovering over a field during a hunt for small rodents

Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)

Cooper's Hawk
Cooper's hawk that briefly stopped in the brush along the American River parkway
Cooper's Hawk
Photographed at Yellowstone National park
Cooper's Hawk
Lake Natomas state park
Coopers Hawk
Found at Sailor Bar along the America River Parkway
cooper's hawk
     

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)

Sharp-shinned Hawk
Slightly smaller than the Coopers hawk. Found on the American River Parkway
     

Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)

 
Northern Goshawk at a falconry center
     

Harris Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus)


Harris hawk trained for falconry
     
       

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-shouldered hawk tending its young in a nest near Effie Yeaw nature center
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-shouldered hawk along the American River Parkway
Red shouldered hawk
Waiting for easy pickings at Shollenberger Park, Petaluma California
Red-shouldered Hawk
Found on Sacramento bar, along the American River Parkway
Red-shouldered hawk
Overlooking a small valley within the suburbs of Fremont, California
Red-shouldered hawk
Red-shouldered hawk perched near the bank of Mather Lake
Red-shouldered hawk  

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

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Red-tailed Hawk Red-tailed Hawk    

Harlan's Hawk (morph of buteo jamaicensis)

Harlan's Hawk Harlan's Hawk    

Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni)

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Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus)

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Rough legged hawk      

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

Osprey
Osprey perched on a snag at Ding Darling wildlife preserve in southwest Florida
Osprey
Osprey patroling the waters over Tomales Bay near Point Reyes, California
Osprey Osprey
Osprey landing on its nest, a tufa in the middle of Mono Lake as photographed from a kayak
Osprey catch
Osprey in flight with a fresh kill as caught on Rush Creek, that feeds into Mono Lake
Osprey
Osprey silhoutte on a tufa in Mono Lake
Osprey
Osprey along the edge of Lake Tahoe
 
     

Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)

 
Golden Eagle near Great Basin National Park in eastern Nevada
     

Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Bald Eagle Bald Eagle
Perched near the Klamath wildlife refuge
Bald Eagle
At Bosque del Apache
Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle eating a kill (Gadwall duck) at the Sacramento National Wildlife refuge
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Bald eagle skrimish on the Chilkat River in Alaska
Bald eagle
Bald eagle Bald eagle Bald eagle  

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)

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Found at Bosque del Apache
American kestrel
Kestrel hovering over a field during a hunt for field mice
 
American Kestrel on the hand of a falconeer
     

Prairie Falcon (Falco mexicanus)

Western Prairie Falcon Prairie falcon in flight Prairie falcon in flight  

Merlin (Falco columbarius)

Merlin      

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

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Peregrine falcon trained for falconry purposes
     

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