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Raptor Species

The following list contains raptor species that breed, winter, or have been documented in Arizona.  The department tracks the occurrence of some of these species and provides life history information and distribution maps. Many of the species listed here have not been studied and information on those are incomplete. Click on the links to find more information on a particular species in Arizona.

Further information on these and other raptors can be found on:

New World Vultures

  • California Condor  (Gymnogyps californianus) [AGFD Web Page, Account]
  • Black Vulture  (Coragyps atratus)
  • Turkey Vulture  (Cathartes aura)

Hawks, Kites, Eagles, and Allies

  • Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississippiensis) [Account, Map]
  • Swallow-tailed Kite  (Elanoides forficatus)
  • White-tailed Kite  (Elanus leucurus) [Picture, Account, Map]
  • Northern Harrier  (Circus cyaneus) [Picture]
  • Cooper’s Hawk  (Accipiter cooperii) [Picture]
  • Northern Goshawk  (Accipiter gentilis) [Picture, Account, Map]
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk  (Accipiter striatus)
  • Common Black-Hawk  (Buteogallus anthracinus) [Picture, Account, Map]
  • Broad-winged Hawk  (Buteo platypterus)
  • Ferruginous Hawk  (Buteo regalis) [Picture, Account, Map]
  • Gray Hawk  (Buteo nitidus) [ Account, Map]
  • Harris’s Hawk  (Parabuteo unicinctus) [Picture]
  • Red-shouldered Hawk  (Buteo lineatus)
  • Red-tailed Hawk  (Buteo jamaicensis) [Picture]
  • Rough-legged Hawk  (Buteo lagopus)
  • Short-tailed Hawk  (Buteo brachyurus) [Account]
  • Swainson’s Hawk  (Buteo swainsoni) [Picture, Account, Map]
  • White-tailed Hawk  (Buteo albicaudatus)
  • Zone-tailed Hawk  (Buteo albonotatus) [Picture]

Caracaras and Falcons

  • Aplomado Falcon  (Falco femoralis) [Account]
  • American Kestrel  (Falco sparverius) [Picture]
  • Merlin  (Falco columbarius)
  • Peregrine Falcon  (Falco peregrinus) [AGFD Web Page, Account, Map]
  • Prairie Falcon  ( Falco mexicanus)

Barn Owls

  • Barn Owl  (Tyto alba)

Typical Owls

  • Burrowing Owl  (Athene cunicularia) [AGFD Web Page, Account, Map]
  • Elf Owl  (Micrathene whitneyi)
  • Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl  (Glaucidium brasilianum) [AGFD Web Page, Account]
  • Flammulated Owl  (Otus flammeolus) [Picture, Account, Map]
  • Great Horned Owl  (Bubo virginianus)
  • Long-eared Owl  (Asio otus)
  • Northern Pygmy-Owl  (Glaucidium gnoma)
  • Northern Saw-whet Owl  (Aegolius acadicus)
  • Short-eared Owl  (Asio flammeus)
  • Spotted Owl  (Strix occidentalis) [Picture, Account, Map]
  • Western Screech-Owl  (Megascops kennicottii)
  • Whiskered Screech-Owl  (Megascops trichopsis)
 
 
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Arizona Wildlife Raptors

- Arizona Bald Eagle Management Program
- Burrowing Owl Management
- Golden Eagle Management
- Living with Raptors
- Mexican Spotted Owl Management, Camp Navajo
- Mitigation of Road Design for Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy-owls
- Nest site selection by Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy-owls in southern Arizona
- Osprey vs. Bald Eagle Osprey vs.Bald Eagle
- Peregrine Falcon Management
- Raptor Managment Projects
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- Raptor Surveys on the Florence Military Reservation
- Species of Greatest Conservation Need
- Sport Falconry
 

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External Resources [More]
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- Airbourne Hunting Act
- Arizona Falconers Association
- Arizona Revised Statutes
- Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act
- Endangered Species Act
- Lacey Act
- Liberty Wildlife Rehabilitation
- Migratory Bird Treaty Act
- North American Bird Banding Lab
- North American Falconers Association
- The Peregrine Fund
- Raptor Research Foundation
- Southwestern Bald Eagle Management Committee
- Wild At Heart
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