Common Black Hawks are found in wooded areas along southwestern streams, mostly in Arizona, New Mexico, and western Texas. They nest in tall trees, usually cottonwoods. Black Hawks often perch near the waters edge hunting for frogs, fish, reptiles, or birds. I saw this one at Bubbling Ponds Preserve in northern Arizona.
Here is a Sharp-Shinned Hawk with a Rock Pigeon in our backyard. This photo was taken by my husband. Learn more: YOUNG RAPTORS
Bald Eagles are always a sight to see. Here are two I found locally in northern Arizona. One is an adult while the other is an immature, not sure how old, but I read that an adult Bald Eagle is about five years old before their head turns completely white. Read: RAPTORS
A Gyrfalcon is a large Arctic falcon. They are found mostly in Canada, Greenland, and scattered parts of the northern United States. We do not have these in the area I live, in the southwestern U.S., but I was able to see this one at a local raptor show. Gyrfalcons can be seen in open… Read More GYRFALCON