Birds of Prey

Virginia birds of prey

Virginia Birds of Prey: 17 Most Common Predators with Pictures

If there was a competition for the most exciting type of birds out there, raptors are sure to win it by a landslide. These powerful and (mostly) huge birds make for an extremely cool and easy bird-watching experience. Plus, if you’re lucky enough to witness them in action, your view on birds will never be …

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Wisconsin birds of prey

Wisconsin Birds of Prey: 9 Most Common Predators with Pictures

Wisconsin is a beautiful state with an enviable location that attracts a lot of birds. Because it’s located on the shore, it draws a variety of fish-eating birds. Because it’s hot and humid in the summer, Wisconsin will attract birds that don’t mind the heat. It will also draw birds that prefer chilly temperatures, seeing …

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Texas birds of prey

Texas Birds of Prey: 17 Species in the Lone Star State

Texas isn’t only popular for barbeque and ranches; the Lone Star state has one of the best bird varieties in the US, thanks to its strategic geographic position. The state lies in the center of North America, collecting birds from both eastern and western sides. Its shared border with Mexico also entices many species from …

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Oklahoma birds of prey

Oklahoma Birds of Prey: Top 7 Most Common Predators with Pictures

Bird of prey is a type of bird that feasts on animal meat and is recognizable by its curved bill and strong talons. Some familiar types of birds of prey are vultures, eagles, owls, and hawks.  The birds can be found all over the world. However, in Oklahoma, certain bird species are more common than …

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Ohio birds of prey

Ohio Birds of Prey: 14 Common Species You Can Spot

According to the official OOS (Ohio ornithological society) bird checklist, the Buckeye State has 443 species of birds as of July 2021. If you live in Ohio or you’ve going to visit, and you’re curious about the types of owls, hawks, eagles, falcons, and other birds of prey you can commonly see there, then you’ve …

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Missouri birds of prey

Missouri Birds of Prey: Our Guide of the 8 Most Common with Pictures

Missouri is considered one of the most bird-filled states in North America. There are approximately 350 species of birds living in or native to Missouri. 10% of these birds are actually rare and threatened with extinction. Today, we’ll talk in detail about the most common Missouri birds of prey. We’ll go over the most impressive …

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Michigan birds of prey

Michigan Birds of Prey: 18 Awesome Species with Pictures

According to the Michigan Bird Records Committee (MBRC), there are 450 bird species soaring above the skies of the Great Lakes State! However, this list contains just about all the species of birds in the state, but if you’re interested in the raptors found in Michigan, this article is for you! In today’s article, we’ll …

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Massachusetts birds of prey

Massachusetts Birds of Prey: 15 Stunning Predators with Pictures

Despite its industrialization, Massachusetts made a great effort in preserving many of its woodlands. With nearly 150 state reservations, parks, and forests, the state hosts more than 50 different birds of prey species each year, some of which include eagles, owls, falcons, hawks, and even vultures. From elusive Northern Saw-Whet Owls to majestic Bald Eagles, …

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Maryland birds of prey

Maryland Birds of Prey: Top 15 Predators with Pictures

Fun fact: the Mid-Atlantic state, Maryland is not only the birthplace of the U.S. national anthem but is also home to various predatory birds. On average, the number of predatory birds in Maryland is 15. These raptors are called predatory because they feed on fellow birds, vertebrae, and often harm humans too. That being said, …

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Tennessee birds of prey

Tennessee Birds of Prey: 26 Most Common Species with Pictures

If you think terrestrial wildlife has no mercy, wait until you read about the myriad of birds of prey that live in Tennessee. Any bird that is a predator that feeds on other birds, mammals, or insects is considered a raptor (bird of prey). The word raptor is derived from a Latin word that means …

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