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Here you can find information about birds of prey found regularly in Virginia. Learn about their habitat, diet, size, and more!

ORDER STRIGIFORMES

Tufted Owls:

Non-Tufted Owls:

Great Horned Owl Eastern Screech Owl Short-eared Owl Long-eared Owl Barred Owl Barn Owl Saw-Whet Owl

ORDER FALCONIFORMES

Hawks:

Red-tailed Hawk

Red-shouldered Hawk Broad-winged Hawk Cooper's Hawk Sharp-shinned Hawk Goshawk Osprey Northern Harrier

Falcons:

Eagles:      
     
North American Kestrel Merlin Peregrine Falcon Golden Eagle Bald Eagle    

ORDER CINCONIFORMES

Vultures: Note: Vultures are not raptors, but are sometimes mistaken for hawks or eagles. Since vultures are not classified as raptors, they are not treated by the RCV.
 

Turkey Vulture

Black Vulture  

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