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The Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area

The Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area (NCA) is home to the largest concentration of nesting raptors in North America. Choose a topic above to browse their website to learn more raptor information.

Peterson Online

This is your link to the natural world. Take a look at some videos, music, and books that can help assist you in teaching birds of prey. Search the index for other links, resources, and events, and identifications. You can even read some articles from the leading birding magazine.

Acorn Naturalists

New resources for the trail and classroom. Look at a complete catalog with descriptions, photographs and electronic ordering for more than 4500 resources for science and environmental education.

Local sources from which to acquire additional birds of prey information:

Bureau of Land Management

Bureau of Land Management
Four Rivers Field Office
3948 Development Ave.
Boise, Idaho 83705

  • Raptors In A Box Teacher Instruction Notebook and Traveling Trunk
  • Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area Information
  • Live Birds of Prey Presentations
  • Limited Raptor Information (for dissemination)

The Peregrine Fund

World Center for Birds of Prey
5666 Flying Hawk Lane
Boise, Idaho 87309
(208) 362-3716

  • World Center for Birds of Prey Visiting/Educational Center
  • Tour of Visiting/Educational Center and Live Birds of Prey Presentation
  • Limited Raptor Information (for dissemination)

U. S. Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division

USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
Snake River Field Station
970 Lusk St.
Boise, ID 83706 USA
Phone: (208) 426-5200
Fax: (208) 426-5210

  • Raptor Research Information
  • Photographic Guide for Aging Nestling Raptors

Additional Readings From the Raptors Teachers Instruction Notebook

Included in the Box:

  • Animal Fun Activity Book: BIRDS by Educational Insights.
  • An Usborne Guide: The Young Naturalist by Usborne Publishing.
  • Bald Eagles in Idaho - A Nongame Leaflet by Idaho Fish and Game
  • Birds of Prey Coloring Book by J. Green.
  • BLM Activity and Coloring Book by U.S. Dept. of Interior.
  • BLM/IDARNG Research Project Final Report by U.S. Dept. of Interior
  • Eyewitness Books: BIRD by D. Burnie
  • Hawks, Owls, and Other Birds of Prey by D. Fourie et al.
  • Owl Babies by M. Waddell and P. Benson
  • OWL MOON by J. Yolen and J. Schoenherr.
  • OWLS: Whoo are they? by K. Jarvis and D. Holt.
  • Raptor Rapture - Cape Cod Times Newspaper Article by J. Connelly
  • Snake River Birds of Prey Booklet by U.S. Dept. of Interior
  • Snake River Birds of Prey NCA Idaho Visitor's Guide by U.S. Dept. of Interior.
  • Snake River Birds of Prey NCA Management Plan by U.S. Dept. of Interior
  • Snake River Birds of Prey NCA Management Plan - Responses to Public Comments by U.S. Dept. of Interior.
  • State and Federal Threatened/Endangered Species Information by Idaho Fish and Game and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Talons: North America Birds of Prey by M. Miller and C. Nelson.
  • The Peregrine Fund Brochure and Bookmark by the Peregrine Fund, Inc.
  • The Science Series: Birds by J. Moore and M. Evens
  • The Wonder Series: OWLS On Silent Wings by A. Cooper.
  • Usborne First Nature: BIRDS by Usborne Publishing.
  • Wise as an Owl: A Resource and Teacher's Guide to Birds of Prey by L. Langelier.
  • Zoobook: Birds of Prey by Wildlife Education.

Library General

  • Great Creatures of the World: Falcons and Hawks
  • On the Brink of Extinction: The California Condor

Children's Books

  • A Place for Owls
  • Bald Eagles
  • Birds of Prey - Author: Ian Newton / NY: Facts on File, 1990.
  • Eagles: Highlights for Children
  • Eyewitness Juniors: Amazing Birds of Prey
  • My Side of the Mountain - Author: Jean Craighead George / NY: Dutton, 1988.
  • Owls in the Family - Author: Farley Mowat / Boston, Little, Brown, 1961.
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Raptor Rescue

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