Birds of Evergreen

A guide to the avifauna of the campus core, forest, and beach

Category

Accipitriformes

Bald Eagle

Order: Accipitriformes Family: Accipitridae Genus: Haliaeetus Species: H. leucocephalus Introduction The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucophalus) is a striking aerial predator of the North American continent. Now the U.S. National Bird, it graced the skies above it’s homeland well before any… Continue Reading →

Cooper’s Hawk

Order: Accipitriformes Family: Accipitridae Genus: Accipiter Species: Accipiter cooperii Once known as the chicken hawk, the Cooper’s Hawk has been described in the past as a “worse villain” than the “blood-thirsty” Sharp-shinned Hawk (Bent, 1937). The Cooper’s Hawk is a common woodland hawk… Continue Reading →

Osprey

Order: Accipitriformes Family: Pandionidae Genus: Pandion Species: Pandion haliaetus The osprey is, within its range, a common sight around waterways. They are unusual among other raptors in that they are almost strictly piscivorous. (Poole, 1989). Females are larger than the… Continue Reading →

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