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Caracaras of the World

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Written and illustrated by Summer Field Experience Interns Anna Autilio, Rachel Betts and Katie Kline. Designed by Wendy Frew. Edited by Dr. Keith Bildstein. 2012.

Caracaras are scavenging raptors that are closely related to falcons, but feed on both carrion and live prey. They also are slower in flight and more social than falcons, and play an important role in the ecosystem. Nine species exist worldwide, all in North or South America, and a tenth species, the Guadalupe Caracara, is extinct. This is the only bird of prey to have gone extinct in the past 300 years.

The Striated Caracara is an island-dwelling raptor that exists in the Falkland Islands, is globally near-threatened, and is the focus of Hawk Mountain research. Learn more about Hawk Mountain research on the Striated Caracara.

Kestrels of the World

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Written and illustrated by Summer Field Experience Interns Julie Mallon, Katie Rittenhouse, and Courtney Turrin. Designed by Wendy Frew. Edited by Dr. Keith Bildstein. 2011.

Kestrels are small to medium-sized falcons that are found on every continent except Antarctica. There are 13 species worldwide. Locally, the American kestrel is in decline across Pennsylvania, and is one of four birds being monitoring as part of Hawk Mountain's new Pennsylvania Farmland Raptor Project.

Hawk Mountain also has monitored the breeding success of kestrels through its long-term American Kestrel Nestbox Project. To learn how to build and erect a nestbox for kestrels, please download the Kestrel Nestbox Building Instruction Manual

The Vultures of Africa

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Written by Conservation Science Trainee Martha Nzisa Mutiso of Kenya. Edited by Dr. Keith Bildstein, Dr. Corinne Kendall, and Dr. Munir Virani. Designed and illustrated by Wendy Frew. 2010.

African vultures belong to a group of birds of prey called "Old World Vultures," which also are found in Asia and Europe. There are 11 species of Old World Vultures in Africa, and many are in trouble. Learn more by reading our blog from the field, The Vulture Chronicles.

Learn about Hawk Mountain's latest research on Hooded Vultures in Africa.

New World Vultures: An Activity Book for Children

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Raptors of Hawk Mountain

 

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The first in Hawk Mountain's science-based learning tools, the Raptors of Hawk Mountain provides coloring pages on each of the 16 species of raptors that pass the Sanctuary, along with informaton on their field marks, habitat, food and migration behavior and timing. 2004.

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