American Kestrel

Hey guys, welcome back! Today, one of my favorite raptors, the tiny, fluffy, very cute yet murderous American Kestrel! The American Kestrel is the smallest falcon in North America. Barely bigger than a Mourning Dove, the American Kestrel is one of the more colorful of all raptors. Both males and females are heavily spotted, and... Continue Reading →

Merlin

Hey guys, welcome back! Today, our first falcon! Unfortunately, I do not have a picture of today's bird. Sorry guys! Today we discuss the Merlin, a medium-sized falcon common throughout the western U.S and Atlantic coast in winter, and central and northern Canada in summer. Much of the central U.S. is only visited by the... Continue Reading →

Cooper’s Hawk

Hey guys, welcome back! The Cooper's Hawk. One of my favorite birds of prey. No, I don't know who Cooper was, probably some ornithologist or something. Anyway, the Cooper's Hawk is part of the accipiter genus, which if you remember from the Red-tailed Hawk post, are also known as the true hawks. One of the... Continue Reading →

Red-tailed Hawk

Hey guys, welcome back! Today, our first of many birds of prey on this blog! North America's most abundant hawk (buzzard?), the Red-tailed Hawk! The Red-tail is found throughout the continental U.S. as well as much of Canada, Alaska, and even into Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. They are most easily identifiable by their... Continue Reading →

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