Birds of Prey

Known as raptors, North American birds of prey are fascinating and fun to learn about. Find out more about identifying birds of prey with these helpful profiles.

Bald Eagles and Golden Eagles: The Types of Eagles in North America

Experts explain similarities and differences between bald eagles and golden eagles, including what these types of eagles eat and how they raise their young.

7 Interesting Bald Eagle Facts

Did you know eagles can dive up to 100 miles per hour? Discover even more fascinating bald eagle facts about...


Meet the Backyard Birds With a Bad Reputation

Rethink your stance on the bad birds in your backyard by learning some birding basics about their behavior and personalities.


How to Attract Owls to Nest in Your Backyard

Where do owls live? Roll out the welcome mat for these shadowy nighttime fliers. Experts reveal how to attract owls:...


Get to Know Snowy Owls and Where to Find Them

Find out where snowy owls live, what they look like, what they eat, how to spot them, why they're often...

6 Fascinating Snowy Owl Facts

Normally, these owls spend their summers up at the very northernmost fringe of the world, in the arctic tundra. Learn...


Northern Saw-Whet Owls: The Cutest Owls

Northern saw-whet owls are tiny, captivating, and recently newsworthy—one was found in the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.

Spot the Owl in Your Backyard Trees

Be a bird sleuth and discover who's flying through the neighborhood. Here are the telltale signs you should look for...


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5 Essential Hawk Identification Tips for Birders

Use expert tips and a helpful chart to improve your hawk identification skills. Plus, learn about the common types of...


How to Identify Cooper’s Hawks and Sharp-shinned Hawks

A common backyard birding challenge is learning how to tell Cooper's and sharp-shinned hawks apart. Look closely to identify these...


15 Outstanding Pictures of Owls

Admire these spectacular reader photos of owl species found across America, including snowy owls, burrowing owls, barred owls and more.

Hawk Watching Tips and Facts About Raptor Migration

Learn how to spot and identify hawks during fall raptor migration.


Learn the Story Behind the Rescue of a Special Bald Eagle

Good bird photography often tells a story or captures a moment. Learn about a special bald eagle that captured the...


Beauty and the Beak: A Bald Eagle Rescue Story

When a bullet took her upper beak, Beauty the bald eagle would have starved. A dedicated caregiver and 3D printing...


Endangered California Condors Spotted at Sequoia National Park

The endangered raptors, once extinct in the wild, were seen at the California national park for the first time in...


10 Owl Shirts Every Bird Fan Should Own

Who doesn't love owls? Whether you're a birder or not, you're sure to find something you love in this selection...

Don’t Miss the Latest Snowy Owl Irruption

2018 was another great year for snowy owl sightings. Learn what causes these irruptions and how to take advantage of...


6 Must-Visit Hawk Migration Hotspots

Millions of hawks, eagles, and falcons soar through the skies are they migrate. Check out the best hawk-watching hotspots for...


6 Fun Facts About Owls in Pop Culture

Whether it's in video games, TV, or books, these beloved birds are everywhere.


Owls of North America: Meet Your Nocturnal Neighbors

Step outside after dark and watch your backyard come to life as owls swoop through the night skies.


Great Horned Owls: The Greatest Hunters

If there’s a nesting owl in your neighborhood, there’s a good chance it’s a great horned owl. Get an up-close...


Owls: North American Birds of Prey

Learn how different regions offer diverse habitats for these fascinating North American birds of prey.


Raptors, Amazing Birds of Prey

Find out why these uncommon birds of prey are some of the most captivating in the world.


Screech Owl

It’s difficult to distinguish between Eastern and Western Screech Owl species by sight - location is your best bet. However,...

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