Raptors & Owls/Near Passerines
OF WESTERN NORTH AMERICA

Eagles, Hawks, Harriers, Falcons, Owls, Doves, Pigeons, Grouse, Ptarmigan, Roadrunners, Kingfishers, etc.


Composites of American Kestrel and Red-tailed Hawk in filght.

The following page is devoted to some of my photographs of "Raptors" such as EAGLES, HAWKS, HARRIERS, AND FALCONS and "Near Passerines" such as OWLS, DOVES, PIGEONS, GROUSE, QUAIL, PTARMIGAN, CUCKOOS, PARROTS, NIGHTHAWKS, SWIFTS, TROGONS, ROADRUNNERS, AND KINGFISHERS.

(Most of the birds on this page were photographed in Washington or British Columbia, and a few perhaps from my travels around the western United States. However, I have many other bird photos that are not on this page, from AN AMAZING BIRDING ROADTRIP through several birding hotspots across the country I embarked on in Spring 2008.)

Disclaimer: With bird photography, by first goal is to just document the bird sighting, and after I've done that my goal becomes getting a good photo of the bird. So my bird photos range from identification "I've seen that bird" photos to good "I'd hang that on my wall" photos.


Raptors: Eagles, Hawks, Harriers, Falcons, etc.

Bald EAGLE
Saturna Island, BC
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Peregrine FALCON
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Northern HARRIER
Keystone Ferry Landing, WA
Boundary Bay, BC

Cooper's (or Sharp-shinned?) HAWK
Florida Canyon, AZ

Red-shouldered HAWK
Cedar Hill SP, Dallas, TX

Red-tailed HAWK
eastern WA
Grand Teton NP, WY
Saturna Island, BC

Rough-legged HAWK
Skagit Flats, WA

Sharp-shinned (or Cooper's?HAWK
Ladner, BC

American KESTREL (aka Sparrow HAWK
eastern WA
Ladner, BC

OSPREY
Grand Teton NP, WY

Black VULTURE
Cedar Hill SP, Dallas, TX

Turkey VULTURE
Saturna Island, BC

Near Passerines: Owls, Doves, Pigeons, Grouse, Quail, Ptarmigan, Roadrunners, Kingfishers, etc.

CHICKEN (ROOSTER)
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC
Olympic Game Farm, WA

Eurasian Collared DOVE
Saturna Island, BC

Mourning DOVE
eastern WA

White DOVE of some kind
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Blue GROUSE
High Divide, Olympic Mountains, WA

Belted KINGFISHER
Montlake Fill, Seattle, WA
Semiahmoo, WA

Barred OWL
Saturna Island, BC
Semiahmoo, WA

Great-horned OWL
Yosemite, CA
Saturna Island, BC
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Northern Saw-whet OWL
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Short-eared OWL
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Snowy OWL
Boundary Bay, BC

Ring-necked PHEASANT
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Feral PIGEON (aka Rock DOVE) (pied adult)
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC

Feral PIGEON (aka Rock DOVE) (natural adult)
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC


White-tailed PTARMIGAN
Enchantments, WA
Mount Baker area, WA

California QUAIL
Wenas Road, eastern WA

Greater ROADRUNNER
Cedar Hill SP, Dallas, TX
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