Vultures, Osprey, Kites, Eagles, Hawks, and Falcons

Snail Kite (adult male)



Black Vulture (adult) - Lost Maples State Park, TX - July, 2007, Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk, FL - May, 2018 and San Ygnacio, TX - April, 2018

Black Vulture (juvenile) - Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk, Florida - May, 2018


Turkey Vulture - Grand Kankakee Marsh, Indiana - July, 2005

Turkey Vulture (in flight) - Indiana Dunes, Chesterton, Indiana - April, 2006


* Osprey (in flight) - Bodega Head, Bodega Bay, California - April, 2012

Osprey (juvenile) - Flamingo, Florida - May, 2018


White-tailed Kite (adult) - Toro County Park, California - September, 2017

White-tailed Kite (juvenile) - Moss Landing, California - September, 2017


* Snail Kite (adult male) - Lake Kissimmee, Florida - May, 2018

Snail Kite (adult female) - Lake Kissimmee, Florida - May, 2018


Mississippi Kite (adult) - West Lafayette, Indiana - June, 2017


* Swallow-tailed Kite (adult) - Lettuce Lake Park, Florida - May, 2018


Bald Eagle (adult) - St Cloud, FL. - April, 2002 and Whitefish Point, MI - October, 2001

Bald Eagle (adult in flight) - Miller Beach, Lake County, Indiana - January, 2012

Bald Eagle (1st cycle) - Kankakee FWA, LaPorte County, Indiana - June, 2014

Bald Eagle (1st cycle in flight) Whitefish Pt., MI - October 2015, Miller Beach, IN - September, 2013 and Bosque Del Apache NWR, NM - January, 2017


White-tailed Eagle (immature) - Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska - May, 2016


Northern Harrier (adult male) - Willow Slough, Newton County, Indiana - January, 2012

Northern Harrier (1st cycle male) - Willow Slough, Newton County, Indiana - January, 2012

Northern Harrier (adult female) - Bosque Del Apache NWR, Socorro, NM - January, 2017

Northern Harrier (juvenile) - Bosque Del Apache NWR, Socorro, NM - January, 2017 and Hawthorn Mine, Sullivan County, IN - December, 2006


Cooper's Hawk (adult) - Central New Mexico - January, 2017 and Northwest Indiana - February, 2007 and November, 1996

Cooper's Hawk (immature) - Whiting Park, Lake County, Indiana - September, 2012 and October, 2011

Cooper's Hawk (immature in flight) - Miller Beach, Lake County, Indiana - August, 2011


Northern Goshawk (adult in flight) - Nome, Alaska - June, 2016

Northern Goshawk (immature) - Beverly Shores, Porter County, Indiana - October, 2010

Northern Goshawk (immature in flight) - Whitefish Point, Chippewa County, Michigan - October, 2010


Common Black-Hawk - Davis Mountains, Texas - June, 1998


* Harris's Hawk - Zapata, Texas - April, 2018


Gray Hawk (adult) - Bentsen State Park, Texas - July, 2007

Gray Hawk (juvenile) - Anzalduas County Park, Texas - July, 2007


Red-shouldered Hawk (adult eastern race) - Beverly Shores, Porter County, Indiana - February, 2013, December, 2012 and February, 2009

Red-shouldered Hawk (adult eastern in flight) - Indiana Dunes State Park, Porter County, Indiana - March, 2012

Red-shouldered Hawk (juvenile eastern race) - Beverly Shores, Porter County, Indiana - July, 2018

Red-shouldered Hawk (eastern immature in flight) - Indiana Dunes State Park, Porter County, Indiana - March, 2016

Red-shouldered Hawk (eastern juvenile in flight) - Beverly Shores, Porter County, IN - July, 2018 and Miller Beach, Lake County, IN - August, 2017

Red-shouldered Hawk (adult Florida race) - Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk, Florida - May, 2018

Red-shouldered Hawk (juvenile Florida race) - Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk, Florida - May, 2018

Red-shouldered Hawk (adult California race) - Santa Barbara, California - April, 2011


Broad-winged Hawk (adult) - Sax Zim Bog, Duluth, Minnesota - June, 2002

Broad-winged Hawk (adult in flight) - Boot Lake Nature Preserve, Elkhart County, Indiana - April, 2015

Broad-winged Hawk (immature in flight) - Miller Beach, Lake County, Indiana - August, 2012


Swainson's Hawk (adult light morph) - Del Rio, Texas - July, 2007

* Swainson's Hawk (adult light morph in flight) - Mission, Texas - April, 2018

Swainson's Hawk (adult rufous morph) - Gunnison, Colorado - April, 2016

Swainson's Hawk (adult dark morph) - Jackson, Wyoming - June, 2012

Swainson's Hawk (immature light morph in flight) - Anzalduas County Park, Texas - April, 2013


* White-tailed Hawk (adult in flight) - Zapata, Texas - April, 2018

White-tailed Hawk (2nd cycle in flight) - Zapata, Texas - April, 2018

White-tailed Hawk (1st cycle) - Zapata, Texas - April, 2018


Zone-tailed Hawk (adult in flight) - Concan, Texas - July, 2007


Red-tailed Hawk (eastern adult) - Kingsbury FWA, Indiana - March, 2004

Red-tailed Hawk (eastern immature) - Beverly Shores, Porter County, Indiana - June, 2007 and August, 2014

Red-tailed Hawk (eastern immature in flight) - Whitefish Point, Michigan - October, 2015

Red-tailed Hawk (eastern immature in flight) - Newton County, Indiana - March, 2018

Red-tailed Hawk (western light adult) - Bosque Del Apache NWR, Socorro, New Mexico - January, 2017

* Red-tailed Hawk (western light adult in flight) - Comanche Grassland, Colorado - April, 2016

Red-tailed Hawk (western light immature) - Bosque Del Apache NWR, Socorro, New Mexico - January, 2017

Red-tailed Hawk (western light immature in flight) - Mendocino Coast, California - April, 2012

Red-tailed Hawk (western intermediate adult) - Southern New Mexico - January, 2017

Red-tailed Hawk (western intermediate adult in flight) - Half Moon Bay, California - August, 2018

Red-tailed Hawk (adult dark morph in flight) - Bosque Del Apache NWR, Socorro, New Mexico - January, 2017

Red-tailed Hawk (immature dark morph in flight) - Whitefish Point, Michigan - October, 2015

Red-tailed Hawk (leucistic) - Willow Slough, Newton County, IN - January, 2012 and Kingsbury FWA, LaPorte County, IN - March, 2014


* Ferruginous Hawk (light morph adult) - Nutt, New Mexico - January, 2017

Ferruginous Hawk (light morph on nest) - Babb, Montana - June, 2014

* Ferruginous Hawk (light morph adult in flight) - Comanche Grassland, Colorado - April, 2016


Rough-legged Hawk (light morph adult male) - Newton County, Indiana - February, 2015 and January, 2012

Rough-legged Hawk (light morph adult male in flight) - Newton County, Indiana - March, 2015, January, 2012, January, 2014 and December, 2017

Rough-legged Hawk (extremely pale light morph adult in flight) - Gambell, St. Lawrence Island - May, 2016

* Rough-legged Hawk (dark morph adult male in flight) - Newton County, Indiana - February, 2015 and March, 2011

* Rough-legged Hawk (dark morph adult female in flight) - Newton County, Indiana - February, 2015 and March, 2018

Rough-legged Hawk (light morph subadult) - Newton County, Indiana - February, 2015 and January, 2012

Rough-legged Hawk (light morph subadult in flight) - Willow Slough, Newton County, Indiana - January, 2012

Rough-legged Hawk (dark morph immature) - Newton County, Indiana - January, 2014 and Porter County, Indiana - January, 2018

Rough-legged Hawk (dark morph immature in flight) - Willow Slough, Newton County, IN - December, 2017 and January, 2014 and Kingsbury FWA, LaPorte County, IN - December, 2011

Rough-legged Hawk (light morph immature) - Willow Slough, Newton County, IN - January, 2014 and Kingsbury FWA, LaPorte County, IN - March, 2004

Rough-legged Hawk (light morph immature with one dark eye and one light eye) - Reynold's Creek, Porter County, Indiana - March, 2018

Rough-legged Hawk (light morph immature in flight) - Northwest Indiana

* Rough-legged Hawk (light morph immature in flight) - Kankakee Sands, Newton County, Indiana - March, 2018


Golden Eagle (adult) - Bryce Canyon, Utah - April, 2017

Golden Eagle (immature) - Indiana Dunes State Park, Porter County, Indiana - April, 2011


Crested Caracara (adult) - Zapata, Texas - April, 2013

Crested Caracara (immature) - Zapata, Texas - April, 2013


American Kestrel (male) - Bosque Del Apache NWR, Socorro, New Mexico - January, 2017 and Miller Beach, Lake County, Indiana - July, 2004

* American Kestrel (female) - Porter County and Lake County, Indiana


Merlin - Lake County, IN - October, 2016 and Porter County, IN- December, 2005

Merlin (in flight) - Whitefish Point, Chippewa County, Michigan - October, 2010


Prairie Falcon (adult) - Southern New Mexico - January, 2017


Peregrine Falcon (adult Peale's form) - Lake County, IN - February, 2018 and LaPorte County, IN - March, 1995

* Peregrine Falcon (adult Peale's form in flight) - Port of Indiana, Porter County, IN - October, 2010 and Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte County, IN - January, 2012

Peregrine Falcon (juvenile Peale's form) - Carlson Oxbow, Lake County, Indiana - September, 2015

* Peregrine Falcon (juvenile Tundra form) - Whitefish Point, Chippewa County, Michigan - October, 2018


Gyrfalcon (breeding adult) - Nome, Alaska - June, 2016


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