Category Archives: Hawk

Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo Swainsoni)

Identifying Them: They are medium-sized raptors who are part of the Accipitridae family. Red-tailed Hawks (whom are in the same family) look similar to Swainson’s Hawks, although, Red-tailed Hawks are larger in size, with a height of 22-27 inches, while Swainson’s … Continue reading

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Cooper’s Hawk, Accipiter Cooperii

Identifying Them: Cooper’s Hawks are large raptors with a height of 14-20 inches and a wingspan of around 28-37 inches. The top of their heads and wings are a grey-brown color, but their stomachs and necks are white with brown … Continue reading

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Red-tailed Hawk, Flight Like An Eagle

These fierce birds are more vicious than a rattlesnake and will win in a battle between the two. Identifying Them: Red-tailed Hawks have very large bodies with powerful, broad wings. The way you can identify them best is by their … Continue reading

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Are Burrowing Owls Endangered?

Burrowing Owls are of “Least Concern” enlisted on the Conservation status chart, but in the West United States such as Florida and California, they are of high concern. Identifying Them: Both genders are the same size unlike most owls where males are … Continue reading

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The Great Horned Owl, Predator and Prey

They have an amazingly keen hearing and can detect a mouse from as far as 23 meters away! Identifying them: The Great Horned Owl is one of the most common owls in North America. It lives all over the country year round. I … Continue reading

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A Heron.

On the 19th of October while visiting a park, I spotted a blue heron just sitting and preening it’s self on the edge of a man-made garden-on-stone-on-water structure just to the edge so it could get a glimpse of the … Continue reading

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Turkey Vultures

In Oregon, Turkey Vultures are very common. In spring through summer, they will soar and hunt anywhere. But in winter or fall, they usually circle over fields. What do they look like? These birds have red heads and are very … Continue reading

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