Birds of Prey in New York State

(underlined birds are represented in the Friends With Feathers aviary - follow the link for more information)

Diurnal Birds of Prey (Falconiformes)

Hawks and Eagles (Family Accipitridae)

  • Osprey [fish hawk]
  • Osprey *


  • Bald Eagle **
  • Golden Eagle ***

Harrier [owl-like mammal hunter]

  • Northern Harrier **

Accipiters [woodland bird hunters]

  • Sharp-shinned Hawk *
  • Cooper's Hawk *
  • Northern Goshawk *

Buteos [mammal eating hawks]

Falcons (Family Falconidae) [bird eating hawks of meadows]

  • American Kestrel
  • Peregrine Falcon ***

Nocturnal Birds of Prey (Stigiformes)

Barn Owl (Family Tytonidae)

"Typical" Owls (Family Strigidae)

Winter Owl Visitors

  • Northern Hawk-owl
  • Great Gray Owl
  • Boreal Owl

New World Vulture (Family Cathartidae)

  • Turkey Vulture [new world vultures are not related to hawks and eagles or owls]




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