teachers and students, explore the internet and learn more about those birdy
raptors - facts, life histories, identifications, sounds,migration patterns,
raptor and rehabilitation centers, and games/quizzes for kids!
Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota (http://www.raptor.cvm.umn.edu)
Learn what to
do with an injured raptor. Take a raptor adventure and look at photos
of a raptor being rescued. Listen to hawk, owl, and osprey vocalizations
and feel like you are part of the wilderness. Teachers take a closer look
at owl pellets with you students and explore a little deeper.
Peregrine Fund (http://www.peregrinefund.org)
Learn about the international projects that are taking place with birds
of prey. You can click on a map and learn about what is taking place
with birds all around the world. Also look at field notes that biologists
and students have been working on together.
Canadian Peregrine Foundation (http://www.peregrine-foundation.ca)
You don't want
to miss these amazing webcams! Learn about a variety of peregrine falcons
and other Canadian raptor species. Find out about the history, myths,
lifecycle, migration and flight of these great raptors.
Aloft, Inc. (Kids Corner) (http://www.hawksaloft.org/kids.html )
Take a raptor
quiz and see how much you really know! Read stories from other kids about
their experiences with raptors. Also look at some raptor artwork that
students have created.
World - Busch Gardens Diurnal Birds of Prey (http://www.seaworld.org/birds/bird.cfm)
Take a look
at a detailed scientific classification chart on diurnal birds of prey.
Learn about the anatomy and physiology, along with the diet and eating
habits of these amazing birds. This site also offers suggestions on great
Birds and Science (http://www.audubon.org/bird/watchlist)
Here you will learn more about Audubons bird conservation work.
We focus on involving people to find solutions to the challenges faced
by birds in the modern world. Why not take part in one of our Citizen
Science activities and help provide information to scientists to support
our conservation work-we have activities to suit people of all levels
of experience, expertise, and available time.
Laboratory of Ornithology (http://birds.cornell.edu/)
Lab of Ornithology is devoted to the study and protection of birds.
Check out this site to learn more about the Cornell lab and what they
actual do. This site also provides news updates, a bird and sound of
the week, and also examples of different bird vocalizations.
Raptor Rehabilitation Center (http://www.vetmed.auburn.edu/raptor/)
Check out some
amazing 2D and 3D photos of raptors, with great close-up detailed photos
of the raptors' eyes, beaks, claws, feathers, and wings.
Birds of Prey Foundation (http://www.birds-of-prey.org)Want
insights and need to contact a bird expert? Go to this link and learn
what's new! This site has updated information about new discoveries and
projects that the foundation is working on.
to Birds (http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/diapsids/birds/birdintro.html)
This is a great introduction
site to begin exploring birds of prey. Check out a bird of prey fossil
record, life history and ecology, and also learn about systematics.
Owl Pages (http://www.owlpages.com/)
by comparing and learning about the different locations of owls all around
the world. Learn about what an owl is and how it works. Even look at some
owl artwork and even a photo gallery.
Records of North American Birds
how long a bird can live? Do you know how to find the oldest bird? Have
your questions answered at this site! Look at the longevity records of
Falconer's Memoir (http://www.pbs.org/falconer/falconry/)
an art. It requires long hours, constant devotion, finesse, subtlety and
skill. The falconer must train a bird of prey to fly free, hunt for a
human being, and then accept a return to captivity.
This site includes
a fact sheet about wild animals. Click on a location in a continent
and explore wildlife behavior. Look at all the different owls that come
from around the world.
Bald Eagle (http://www.baldeagleinfo.com/)
Learn more about our
Nation's bird from its description, feathers, and eyesight, to its migration
patterns and feeding habits. There are also great graphics included in
America Birds of Prey (http://www.eagles.org/otherbirds.html )
Check out North American
Birds of Prey!
See images of birds
from the United Kingdom. You select the type of bird or animal and then
explore the different species from falcons to eagles, to kites, and owls.
Learn about the birds social behavior, communication patterns, and see
if these birds are on the endangered species list. Fun photos and facts
Check out this
amazing wall of pictures! You can select any category and start exploring!
Select the eagle, buzzard, and hawk category, and see birds of prey. You
can even send a postcard for free with a picture of a bird of prey.
This site includes
all Birds of Prey in the Western United States. Learn what to do with
an injured bird. Learn how to distinguish the difference between raptor
This site includes
information about food supply, breeding, species diversity, and cultural
factors. Learn some keywords that are important when discussing birds
of prey. Some other topics include information about types of habitats
such as marshes, wetlands, and forests.
Sources for the
Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area
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.
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. Seach the index for
other links, resources, and events, and identifications. You can even
read some articles from the leading birding magazine.
Naturalists - (http://www.acorn-group.com)
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:
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)
World Center for Birds of Prey
5666 Flying Hawk Lane
Boise, Idaho 87309
* 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)
S. Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division
SRFS Contact Information:
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
* Photographic Guide for Aging Nestling Raptors
the Raptors Teachers Instruction Notebook
Included in the
1. Animal Fun Activity
Book: BIRDS by Educational Insights.
2. An Usborne Guide: The Young Naturalist by Usborne Publishing.
3. Bald Eagles in Idaho - A Nongame Leaflet by Idaho Fish and Game
4. Birds of Prey Coloring Book by J. Green.
5. BLM Activity and
Coloring Book by U.S. Dept. of Interior.
6. BLM/IDARNG Research Project Final Report by U.S. Dept. of Interior
7. Eyewitness Books: BIRD by D. Burnie
8. Hawks, Owls, and Other Birds of Prey by D. Fourie et al.
9. Owl Babies by M. Waddell and P. Benson
10. OWL MOON by J. Yolen and J. Schoenherr.
11. OWLS: Whoo are they? by K. Jarvis and D. Holt.
12. Raptor Rapture - Cape Cod Times Newspaper Article by J. Connelly
13. Snake River Birds of Prey Booklet by U.S. Dept. of Interior
14. Snake River Birds of Prey NCA Idaho Visitor's Guide by U.S. Dept.
15. Snake River Birds of Prey NCA Managment Plan by U.S. Dept. of Interior
16. Snake River Birds of Prey NCA Managment Plan - Responses to Public
Comments by U.S. Dept.of Interior.
17. State and Federal Threatened/Endangered Species Information by Idaho
Fish and Game and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
18. Talons: North America Birds of Prey by M. Miller and C. Nelson.
19. The Peregrine Fund Brochure and Bookmark by the Peregrine Fund,
20. The Science Series: Birds by J. Moore and M. Evens
21. The Wonder Series: OWLS On Silent Wings by A. Cooper.
22. Usborne First Nature: BIRDS by Usborne Publishing.
23. Wise as an Owl: A Resource and Teacher's Guide to Birds of Prey
by L. Langelier.
24. Zoobook: Birds of Prey by Wildlife Education.
1. Great Creatures of the World: Falcons and Hawks
2. On the Brink of Extinction: The California Condor
1. A Place for Owls
2. Bald Eagles
3. Birds of Prey - Author: Ian Newton / NY: Facts on File, 1990.
4. Eagles: Highlights for Children
5. Eyewitness Juniors: Amazing Birds of Prey
6. My Side of the Mountain - Author:
Jean Craighead George / NY: Dutton, 1988.
7. Owls in the Family - Author: Farley Mowat / Boston, Little, Brown,
9. Raptor Rescue