Mountain School @ Home: Raptors!

What makes a raptor a raptor? Enjoy this talk about birds like hawks and eagles and how they hunt prey with instructor Lindsay McCord.


Awesome resources to learn more about raptors


Archaeopteryx — WOW BIRDS ARE DINOSAURS (oldest fossilized “bird”)

What is Falconry — North American Falconers Association

All About Birds — Great Bird Profiles that are accessible


Ask Kenn Kaufman: Falcons, Hawks, Owls, Vultures—What Exactly Is a Raptor?

The Birds that Guard Brunch

Short Video Resources

Falconry being used at airports


The Eagle Huntress – Aishol-pan, a 13-year-old girl, trains to become the first female in 12 generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries.

The Ancient Art of Keeping Birds at Bay Falconry is one of the world’s oldest sports. It also happens to be the most effective way of protecting airplanes from stray birds. Falcons, the “great white sharks of the sky,” terrify smaller birds.

Research/Conservation Organization Websites

The Peregrine Fund

Hawkwatch International

Teaching Resources


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Top photo: Young red-tailed hawk in flight, Lummi Flats, Whatcom County, WA by Andrew Reding

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