Raptor & Vulture Pictures © Bill Schmoker

All photographs copyrighted by the author. Publication-quality 300dpi versions and prints of many of the images contained in this web site are available- inquiries welcomed- email bill@schmoker.org

Black Vulture Photo Gallery

Turkey Vulture Photo Gallery

Osprey Photo Gallery

Juvenile White-tailed Kite (note buffy wash on head and breast), Moss Landing, California, 9/06.

Juvenile White-tailed Kite (note buffy wash on head and breast), San Pedro House, Arizona, 8/06.

Adult White-tailed Kite, Laguna Atascosa NWR, Texas, 3/05.

Adult White-tailed Kite, Hidalgo County, New Mexico, 7/03.

Soaring adult female Mississippi Kite, Fowler, Otero County, Colorado, 8/02.

Adult Mississippi Kite, La Junta, Otero County, Colorado, 8/02.

Juvenile Mississippi Kite, Cottonwood Canyon, Baca County, Colorado, 8/02.

Bald Eagle Photo Gallery

Northern Harrier Photo Gallery

Sharp-shinned Hawk Photo Gallery

Cooper's Hawk photo gallery

Cooper's Hawk flight photo composite, Bensten State Park, Texas, 3/05.

Rain-dampened adult Cooper's Hawk, Boulder, Colorado, 5/04.

Juvenile Cooper's Hawk, Garden Canyon, Arizona, 7/03.

Soaring adult Cooper's Hawk, Gunnison County, Colorado, 4/03.

Adult Gray Hawk, Bensten State Park, Texas, 3/05.

Adult Gray Hawk composite flight photo, Bensten State Park, Texas, 3/05.

Juvenile Gray Hawk, Patagonia, Arizona, 7/03.

Harris's Hawk flight photo composite, Falcon Dam, Texas, 3/05.

Harris's Hawk, Harlingen, Texas, 4/04.

Harris's Hawk, Harlingen, Texas, 4/04.

Harris's Hawk getting mobbed by a Northern Mockingbird, Laguna Atascosa NWR, Texas, 4/04.

Red-shouldered Hawk photo gallery

Adult Broad-winged Hawk flight photo composite, Santa Ana NWR, Texas, 3/05.

Migrating Broad-winged Hawk kettle, Santa Anna NWR, Texas, 3/05.

Adult Broad-winged Hawk (note molted wing and tail feathers), Burnett County, Wisconsin, 6/03.

Juvenile Broad-winged Hawk, Chico Basin Ranch, El Paso County, Colorado, 5/11/03.

Liftoff!! Juvenile Broad-winged Hawk, Chico Basin Ranch, El Paso County, Colorado, 5/11/03.

Broad-winged Hawk (light juvenile), Tantra Park, Boulder, Colorado, 12/24/01. (1st Colorado Winter Record.)

Swainson's Hawk Photo Gallery

Juvenile White-tailed Hawk, Santa Ana NWR, Texas, 3/05.

Adult White-tailed Hawk, Brownsville, Texas, 4/04.

Adult White-tailed Hawk taking flight, Brownsville, Texas, 4/04.

Juvenile Zone-tailed Hawk, Patagonia, Arizona, 7/03.

Juvenile Zone-tailed Hawk in flight, Patagonia, Arizona, 7/03.

Red-tailed Hawk gallery (lots of cool pics of various plumages and hunting here.)

Harlan's Hawk gallery

Ferruginous Hawk photo gallery

Rough-legged Hawk photo gallery

Golden Eagle Photo Gallery

Crested Caracara Photo Gallery

American Kestrel Photo Gallery

Merlin Photo Gallery

Adult Aplomado Falcon, Laguna Atascosa NWR, Texas, 4/04. (This population is part of a species recovery program where captive-raised individuals have been re-introduced into the area.)

Adult Aplomado Falcon, Laguna Atascosa NWR, Texas, 4/04. (This population is part of a species recovery program where captive-raised individuals have been re-introduced into the area- note leg bands.)

Gray morph juvenile Gyrfalcon, Presho, Lyman County, South Dakota, 2/15/03. (Two wires "cloned" out of photo. See original photo here.)

For a PDF map of Pierre, SD area Gyr sightings compiled by Mike Erickson click here.

Front view of gray morph juvenile Gyrfalcon, Presho, Lyman County, South Dakota, 2/15/03. (Two wires "cloned" out of photo. See original photo here.)

For a PDF map of Pierre, SD area Gyr sightings compiled by Mike Erickson click here.

Peregrine Falcon Gallery

Prairie Falcon Gallery

All photographs copyrighted by the author. Publication-quality 300dpi versions and prints of many of the images contained in this web site are available- inquiries welcomed- email bill@schmoker.org

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