Birds of Prey

Osprey © David Ennis
Osprey © David Ennis

On any long drive in Massachusetts, you’re likely to see a bird of prey, perhaps perched on a post by the roadside or soaring over an open field. The term “hawk” has been applied to many birds of prey, including some that aren’t closely related to each other. These include the slender, round-winged accipiters, the stocky buteos, the speedy falcons, and many others. Learn More >

Hawk watching is a unique form of birdwatching. Most birds are best observed, identified, and appreciated when they are resting on the ground, water, or perched in vegetation. On the other hand, hawks seem to provide the most pleasure and excitement when they are in the air, soaring, gliding, flapping, or stooping in awesome aerial displays. Learn more >