How do you identify raptors?

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1 Raptor Identification Webinar 3: Buteos Kevin J. McGowan Sponsored by How do you identify raptors? Size Shape Color pattern Markings Behavior Habitat Calls Basic Raptor Diversity Vultures Eagles Buteos Falcons Kites Others Accipiters 1

2 Buteos Swainson s Rough legged Ferruginous Red tailed Broad winged hawk Red shouldered Harris s Gray Zone tailed Common Black White tailed Short tailed Shape Red tailed Broad winged Red shouldered Swainson s Ferruginous Rough legged Harris s White tailed 2

3 Red tailed Broad winged Gray Red shouldered Common Black Swainson s Rough legged Zone tailed Ferruginous Harris s Short tailed White tailed Size Red-tailed 3

4 Red-tailed Adults All Red-tailed Adults Jukka Jantunen Red-tailed All 4

5 Red-tailed Red-tailed Juveniles All Red-tailed All Kevin J. McGowan 5

6 Theresa Lynch Redshouldered Red-shouldered Adults Frank Boston 6

7 Red-shouldered Adults Chris Bosak Linda Tanner Lynette Spence Red-shouldered Adults Linda Tanner Red-shouldered Juveniles Andy Morffew Nelda Faulkner 7

8 Red-shouldered Juveniles Andy & Chrissy McLarren MarkEdenPhotography.com Rough-legged Ted R. Schroeder Rough-legged Adults Ed MacKerrow Ted R. Schroeder Ted R. Schroeder 8

9 Rough-legged Adults All Kevin and Jay McGowan Rough-legged Adults All Kevin and Jay McGowan Swainson s 9

10 Daniel Arndt Swainson s Adults Daniel Arndt Daniel Arndt Daniel Arndt Swainson s Adults Daniel Arndt Daniel Arndt Pat Gaines Daniel Arndt Jerry R. Oldenettel Swainson s Juveniles Jerry R. Oldenettel Daniel Arndt Daniel Arndt 10

11 Broad-winged Broad-winged Adults All Kevin and Jay McGowan Broad-winged Adults 11

12 Broad-winged Jerry R. Oldenettel Broad-winged Juveniles Jerry R. Oldenettel Ferruginous 12

13 Cathy Sheeter Ferruginous Cathy Sheeter Cathy Sheeter Ferruginous Cathy Sheeter Ferruginous Cathy Sheeter Cathy Sheeter 13

14 Cathy Sheeter Ferruginous Cathy Sheeter Harris s Harris s Jerry R. Oldenettel 14

15 Lee Ann van Leer Harris s Charlotte Norton Harris s Ned Harris Ned Harris Gray 15

16 Dominic Sherony Gray Jerry R. Oldenettel Dominic Sherony Dominic Sherony Ned Harris Gray Short-tailed 16

17 Short-tailed Robert Stalnaker Robert Stalnaker Andy Morffew Robert Stalnaker White-tailed White-tailed All Kevin and Jay McGowan 17

18 Ned Harris White-tailed Dominic Sherony Ron Knight Ned Harris Zone-tailed Zone-tailed Domenic Sherony Andy & Chrissy McLarren 18

19 Cathy Sheeter Zone-tailed Ned Harris Cathy Sheeter Common Black Common Black Jerry R. Oldenettel Jerry R. Oldenettel 19

20 Common Black Jerry R. Oldenettel Jerry R. Oldenettel Jukka Jantunen Ned Harris Robert Stalnaker Red tailed Gray Broad winged Red shouldered Common Black Swainson s Rough legged Zone tailed Ferruginous Harris s Short tailed White tailed 20

21 of prey guide Want to be a better birder New online tutorials that focus on Size & Shape and Color & Pattern for bird ID. birds.cornell.edu/tutorial birds.cornell.edu/courses 21

22 birds.cornell.edu/courses Kevin J. McGowan 22