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Hawks, Eagles, Falcons, Kites, and Harrier
About the hawks, eagles, falcons, kites, harrier etc.

These are day time hunters. Throughout the US there are 31 species in this order. (This site recognizes the new classification which classifies the Turkey Vulture, Black Vulture, and Califonria Condor in the order of Ciconiformes.) The birds in the order Falconiformes use tools that are similar to the owls: sharp talons, hooked beak, and specialized eyesight.

Hawks, Eagles, Kites, and Falcons
Order:  Falconiformes

Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Pandion
Osprey
Osprey
Osprey
 

Genus: Aquila
Golden Eagle
Genus: Haliaeetus
Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle

Genus: Accipiter
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Genus: Buteo
Swainson's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
 

Red-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk#2
Broad-winged Hawk

Buteo-like Hawks
Genus: Buteogallus
Common Black Hawk

Genus: Asturina
Gray Hawk
Genus: Parabuteo
Harris Hawk
Genus: Circus
Northern Harrier
Northern Harrier

Genus: Rostrhamus
Snail Kite

Genus: Ictinia
Mississippii Kite
Genus: Elanus
White-tailed Kite

Genus: Caracara
Crested Caracara

Family: Falconidae
Genus: Falco
Prairie Falcon
Merlin
American Kestrel
Peregrine
Gyrfalcon