RAPTORS AND VULTURES

of Southern Ontario

INTRODUCTION TO RAPTORS & VULTURES OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO

Adult Red Tailed Hawk

There are many raptors and vultures in across North America, including Southern Ontario, such as the graceful Turkey Vulture which spends the summers in this area, the Bald Eagle and the Red Tailed Hawk and other birds of prey.

Many birds of prey migrate through this area in the Autumn on their way to their southern wintering grounds.

They can be observed during the fall at several points along the Lake Erie shoreline, including Hawk Cliff, which is east of Port Stanley, south of St Thomas.

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American Kestrel

Bald Eagle

Broad Winged Hawk

Cooper's Hawk

Golden Eagle

Merlin

Northern Goshawk

Northern Harrier

Osprey

Peregrine Falcon

Red Tailed Hawk

Red Shouldered Hawk

Rough Legged Hawk

Sharp Shinned Hawk

Turkey Vulture

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Six Raptors or Birds of Prey


Have you seen one of Southern Ontario's Raptors?

We would love to hear about your sighting of the Birds of Prey in Southern Ontario, or if you spotted a rare Raptor.

Remember to make your submission a minimum of 100 - 200 words and tell us when and where you saw the bird, the time of day, and what you observed them doing.

What Other Visitors Have Said

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Willowdale Hawk 
This was in my backyard this morning! Any ideas ?? I know it's not a red-tail.... I can't tell what type of hawk this is, but perhaps …

Bird of prey on my balcony 
I saw this bird of prey on my balcony today October 21 around 3:30 pm. I live in North York, near Sheppard and Don Mills. I can't recognize this …

Falcons are awesome  
My cousin and I were out taking pictures of nearby deer and came upon a falcon. We got up as close as 2 ft away and it flew only a few branches away …

Seen in Ottawa - what species? 
I saw this bird first on the ground, then perched in a tree. Beautiful brown colouring with a lighter chest and stomach. Thank you for sending …

What Oshawa Bird is this? Falcon or Hawk? 
This bird ate a pigeon in the yard. Seen April 25 2016. Okay, readers, what kind of bird is this? Do any of you know - please comment and let us …

Cooper's Hawk in the Backyard 
A Cooper's Hawk (we think) was on the fence, eating what we thought was a squirrel. It stayed at least ten minutes, then flew off with its prey.

Unknown Bird of Prey 
I'm not sure what type of bird this is. I've seen in perched in a tree by the road a few days in a row. Thanks for sending your picture - perhaps …

Can someone identify this Hawk? 
This beautiful bird has been hanging around Osgoode in downtown Toronto this past week, right outside where the 'smokers' take their break. It is …

Juvenile Hawk or Falcon? 
I noticed this bird of prey on our hay bales - I got as close as I could and using my zoom lens snapped these shots. If someone knows what this is …

What is this large bird of prey? 
It was sitting and having a snack on a light pole at Pine Glen park in Oakville, Ontario. It was 6:00 pm on July 22/15. I think that is an Osprey, …

Male and Female Peregrine Falcons with Nest 
We live over on Huron and Barker Street in a crescent across from a French High School. The past 4 days we have seen 2 Peregrine Falcons with a nest …

What is this? 
Came out of our driveway and it was sitting in a tree. We live in Powassan, Ontario - just south of North Bay. It was 10:30 in the morning. …

Hawks in Southern Ontario 
S. Vollmer wrote to say ..... I'm pretty sure we have a pair of Falcons in our back yard. We have had hawks before, but these friends are new. They …

Raptor IDs please past year or two... 
The first one was on the Bruce Trail of the Hamilton Escarpment. Some type of hawk species? Second was on the Bruce Trail towards Balls Falls. Coopers …

Cooper's Hawk 
While wandering the country roads a week ago looking for the returning Snowy Owls, I passed a lot of Hawks. I was able to catch the attached pictures, …

Cooper's Hawk or Sharp-shinned Hawk? 
This guy visited the backyard presumably after spotting sparrows at my feeders. Not sure if it is a Cooper's or Sharp-shinned Hawk. Does anyone …

I Do Not Know What Soars By On Migration! 
I live in Ajax, Ontairo, 21 years now in the same spot! Next door to the Ajax Hospital, this is relevant to the wildlife I see here and all year long! …

Birds of prey I can't recongize. 
I am an avid cycler and love the trails we have in this great city we call Toronto and I consider myself very lucky at the amount of wildlife I have observed …

My Neighbourhood Squirrel Chaser 
It was early afternoon in my neighborhood in downtown Toronto, I had noticed something chasing Squirrels on the ground. As I got nearer I noticed a …

Mystery Raptor at RBG 
This past Labor Day we were walking around the Hamilton RBG Arboretum when I spotted this wonderful bird land on top of a tree not too far from me. …

Some manner of Hawk 
I was walking up William Street between York Street and King Street in London this morning (August 27, 2014) and took a photo when this handsome devil …

Please identity this type of bird 
While driving north down Clarke Side Road in London, Ontario, we noticed a very large nest on the top of a utility pole. A few days later I was able …

Hawk ID 
I am trying to ID a large Hawk that has a dark grey or black under body, head and neck, it's wings are lighter at the edges and finger feathered at the …

Falcons living on George Street condo in Brampton? 
I have been watching raptors nesting over the east facing penthouse at 9 George St Brampton ..... can anyone confirm if they are falcons? I have tried …

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Curious 
I see a pair of large hawks most days on a large aerial outside Shaver hospital in St. Catharines, Ontario. Someone said they are Peregrine Falcons, …

Falcon Family Spotted 
I have been watching these Falcons for weeks. I am almost positive they are Falcons. Today I saw a third with the pair. I am certain it is their …

Golden Eagle? 
There are about six that fly and soar around the area. I'm not sure if they are Golden Eagles or not. They are all Brown with some white splashes …

Applewood Mississauga Bird of Prey 
I have seen this very large bird a couple of times in recent days (April 21 2014). It is over two feet tall and its wing span is enormous!! We …

Please help identify 
21 April, 2014 approx. 7 - 7:30 pm I saw a dark slate grey bird of prey with a catch of a black bird such as a Starling or Grackle or possibly a mammal …

Curious what this Bird of Prey is 
I saw this bird early afternoon in early April. It let me get quite close and take quite a few pictures before it flew off. I'm not sure what bird …

Cooper's Hawk 
This Cooper's Hawk has been a frequent visitor to our backyard in Mississauga, Ontario this past winter. Obviously he is very hungry as he has returned …

Broad Wing Hawk? 
I live in downtown Toronto about 2 blocks from the DVP. My backyard is a small (15'x85') and the 3 houses next to mine are the same. We have a …

Hawk eating kill in backyard 
This hawk remained eating the kill for about an hour. Was Saturday February 15 about 9:00 am in the Kitchener area. Anyone know what type of hawk …

backyard kill 
3:00 pm. Sunday January 6, 2013. Southeast Oakville, Ontario backyard We watched a bird of prey consume a Mourning Dove. The kill took place at …

Kingston Raptor 
I'm not sure of the ID of this one ..... north of Kingston, Ontario. There were two. Any thoughts? The shot is from quite a distance. It was …

Five beautiful birds soaring  
Hi, I saw at least five beautiful birds peacefully soaring over my apartment building in north Peterborough. I couldn't identify them. They flew …

Birds Of Prey In Brant County 
I have yet to not see any birds of prey along the trails around the Water Works Park trails in Brantford, Ontario. Here are a few shots of some Bald …

Wonderful Surprise Visitor!  
I live in a small condo complex where the buildings are built around the block so as to create an interior open grassy square, with several middle-aged …

Large raptor at Victoria Park 
I wasn't able to clearly identify the specific bird, but it appeared to be much larger than a hawk, was light coloured and had speckled chest. It landed …

awesome big bird soaring  
Around 9:15 - 9:30 on the morning of Wednesday June 12, I was driving westbound along Bloor Street. I was stopped at a red light at Sherbourne Street, …

Scared for my dog 
I have seen a large bird circling around our backyards twice this week. Today at 5:30, the bird suddenly dove very quickly towards my 12 pound dog. …

First Coopers Hawk Sighting (could be Sharp Shinned too) 
I was walking my dog in Richmond Hill, Ontario, the other day and heard this weird chirping in the bush. I had brought my camera hoping for a good …

Nesting Raptors 
In the center of London, Ontario, in a tree in the yard that backs on to mine, two raptors are building a nest in a large tree. I live on Gladstone …

Please identify this bird in Kingston Ontario 
I photographed this bird from a distance of about 150', sitting still for a long time in a large willow tree in a residential back yard in the centre of …

"Coop" our resident Hawk 
No wonder there are no birds at our feeder today. Thanks for sending this magnificent shot to us, I'm sure our readers will love it! Happy New Year! …

Applewood birds 
I live in Applewood in Mississauga, Ontario, surrounded by many large trees and have recently seen some large birds that I assume are birds of prey. …

Hawk? 
Saw a hawk on my fence in my backyard. It was sitting waiting for the Evening Grossbeaks at my feeder. We back on to a pond with all sorts of vegetation. …

Gorgeous Hawk 
Hi, here are a couple of photos of this gorgeous Hawk sitting 4 feet away from us in the allotment gardens at Leslie Spit, Toronto. The Hawk was eating …

Not sure what type but it was impressive 
Hello, I have been searching the Internet looking for a good source of Ontario birds of prey pictures. I happened upon your site and am excited for …

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Birds of Prey...and birds to pray for 
Late on a Sunday afternoon in early June of this year, we heard a big commotion in our back yard as this large bird settled on our back deck (see attached …

Small bird of prey in the school ground 
Hi. When most of the children left the school ground (in Ottawa, Ontario) and only a handful remained to play, we saw a small bird of prey fly, sit on …

Bird sighting at West Lions Park 
While watching my brother's baseball practice yesterday, a large bird, definitely a raptor of some sort, flew over the park. It was a fairly heavy …

Two Hawks maybe three 
We have had two Hawks show up early morning (6:00 a.m) and early evening daily for about two weeks. We live in Stratford, Ontario and are located very …

Coop 
While having our dinner, and watching the birds having theirs, at our feeder, suddenly mass panic! "Coop" our resident Hawk, decided to drop by for …

What is this Raptor? 
I was in my backyard about 4pm and I seen this bird-raptor soaring through the sky. I grabbed my cheap binoculars, and took a look at this bird-raptor. …

What was it? 
I live in Central Etobicoke, Ontario, in a home that backs onto a small park which is used for baseball and soccer, with only a few trees. This morning …

Possibly Cooper's Hawk 
The predator sits on the magnolia tree in front of my window looking at birds and squirrels feeding under the bird feeder. Which one out of three Squirrels, …

What did I see? 
Good Morning! As I was sitting here having my coffee and watching the snow fluttering down in my back yard, I noticed a large bird sitting on the …

Is this a Red-Tailed Hawk? 
My husband and I came across this bird on January 7, 2012. We're in Hamilton, Ontario and we've been watching Red-tailed Hawks for years now. This …

What Do Hawks Eat? 
I heard if Hawks are hungry enough they could swoop down and pick up a small dog, is that true? I know they are amazingly strong birds. What is …

Coopers Hawk 
A regular visitor, looking for a meal, in our garden. Marinus Pater Georgetown Ontario Thanks! Another great picture!

Hawk in High Park 
Last Sunday in High Park, Toronto, I came across this beautiful Red Tailed Hawk , lunching on a Squirrel . It gave me dirty, warning looks, but …

American Kestrel 
My wife an I have lived in Roslin, Ontario, for 4 years, and since we moved here, we have had Kestrels come and nest in our garage. The first three …

n0va59 
I live on the 12th (and top) floor of an apartment byilding right beside the 401 in Scarborough. I have had a Rough legged Hawk land on my balcony and …

Help identifying by description please!  
Okay, so my friend and I are having a difficult time identifying some birds we saw today. I wish we had a camera with us so I could post pics! It …

Leucistic Red-tailed Hawk in Richmond Hill? 
On Easter Monday, we spotted, in a tall deciduous tree in the ravine behind our house, a very light, buffy, pale looking Hawk sitting on the bare branches. …

Raptor in my backyard! 
I went outside today to find a large Hawk eating its lunch in a tree in my apartment backyard. There was a Crow hopping around the tree branches trying …

Home Sweet Home 
I just moved to this great new farm house 2 months ago, and in the last two weeks I have been seeing these rather large birds soaring around my house and …

Hawk (neighbourhood security come cheap) 
I live near Merlin, Ontario, out in the country. Typically Hawks stay here year-round, so I guess these Hawks do not migrate. Right now we have …

Coopers Hawk 
Marinus, one of our readers from Georgetown, sent us this report - For weeks we seem to have the presence of a Coopers Hawk. It has been unsuccessfully …

Mystery Raptor pair 
On March 18, in Oakville, Ontario, I saw two large soaring birds of prey (I think). Too large to be Red-Tailed Hawks, these two birds were almost 100% …

Interesting looking hawk 
I had an interesting Hawk sitting in a tree in our backyard in Grimsby, in a residential area for a good 15 minutes. He had a fan shaped tail that was …

Red Tailed Hawk 
One of our readers from London, Ontario, sent us this report of a Hawk sighting - This little Red Tailed Hawk unfortunately hurt one of its wings whilst …

Broad-winged Hawk Sighting - Southern Ontario 
I live in Ajax, Ontario. Our house looks out onto a small wooded area that has a creek running through it. We have a small bird feeder that attracts …

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A Hawk through a dirty Toronto window 
I recently purchased a modest telephoto lens and had been practicing its use on Sparrows in my back yard. Generally I have a small blind I can open. …

Rough-legged Hawk 
Has anyone seen Rough-legged Hawks lately, in and around Kingston, Ontario? We have quite a few sightings in the Gananoque area. We were wondering …

A Hawk or Falcon? 
Just before dark today, I filled the bird feeder and there was quite a number of sparrows. All of a sudden they disappeared and I noticed it. In …

Raptor - Hawk 
I live on the 12th floor of an apartment in central London, Ontario. This is my second sighting. The first was the bird going after pigeons on the apartment …

Hawk visitor 
S/he just popped in out of nowhere into our suburban back yard (granted our development surrounded on 3 sides by farm lands). Not sure if its a Coopers …

Hawks in our backyard 
We noticed a hawk in our backyard over the last few days. Today we had quite a treat with 3 in our backyard at once. So we think it may be mom with her …

Flock of Hawks 
I saw a flock of about 30 Hawks last fall near Oshawa, Ontario. It was a beautiful sight, but I am curious as to whether this is a regular occurrence? …

Raptor sighting 
Calling all Birdwatchers - we need help from any of our readers who are amateur Ornithologists! Pam, from Ayton, Ontario sent us this report of her …

Merlin in Fort Erie? 
Shannon, one of our readers from Fort Erie sent us this question - Earlier today I was in the Walmart parking lot in Fort Erie, Ontario, when I saw a bird …

Peregrine Falcon 
There are several pairs of Peregrine Falcons based around Fanshawe College, just a short distance from our house. Occasionally, I've seen them in one …

Kestrels near London, Ontario 
One of our readers sent us this report of her sighting today - When my mother and I were driving south of London today, we saw two Kestrels on the telephone …

Peregrine or other Falcon? 
Hello, I noticed a pair of Falcons nesting in a large pine tree in a park behind my house. I have attached some pictures. Can someone ID the type? …

What is this unusual bird in my yard? 
Hi there, I caught a picture of this bird this morning just before he took flight. We live in urban Ontario in a townhouse style condo. My …

Having breakfast 
I saw this bird this morning on a fencepost enjoying a small bird for breakfast. I'm hoping someone can identify it for me. Hmmm..... it looks …

Scared the Bejesus out of me 
I was driving down Fox Point Rd up in Muskoka / Lake-of-Bays area around 5:30 pm, when I saw movement to my right. Out of the ditch came this HUGE bird …

High Park Toronto 
Hawk, lunching on a Squirrel.

Mystery Raptor! 
I don't know what it is .....it is relatively small and very agile. It hunts the birds that attend our bird feeder complex. Yesterday around 4:00pm …

Cooper's Hawk? 
We saw a new bird of prey in our area today. I think it might be a Cooper's Hawk, though I am not sure. It was looking for birds. It is definitely …

Bittersweet Wonders of the World. 
July 1, 2010 landed in the middle of the week. Steve, Sam and I went camping at Conestoga Family Campgrounds with Steve's parents, his sister Michelle, …

Broad Wing Hawk 
Hi, I was waiting to post this until I got confirmation of my sighting from e-bird Canada (a reporting sight where bird watchers go to let others know …

American Kestrel Not rated yet
I was taking photos in Milton on October 29th and was very lucky to not only see a male American Kestrel but also to get a few photos of it. I watched …

Osprey Not rated yet
I'm visiting London Ontario from the UK Ospreys are only slowly re-establishing themselves in the north of England and are still a rare sight. …

Young Raptor Learning to Hunt Not rated yet
This young raptor was spotted on May 15th, 2016 at 2:00 pm outside my 11th floor, apartment window. Located in Clarkson Village, Mississauga, I've seen …

Balcony Hawk Shot Not rated yet
January 2016 Picture of a Hawk looking for it's next prey, spotted at High Park North. These birds fly around the High Park forests and wait for …

Balcony surprise 240 Wellesly Street East Not rated yet
I returned from a walk and noticed an arrival on the balcony about 7:40. Guess it couldn't get into the Blue Jays game. Thanks for sending this …

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Curious Hawk Not rated yet
I have bird feeders outside my home office window and yesterday a hawk flew in to the maple tree and scared all his lunch away. He noticed me in the …

Birds of Prey in the Holland Marsh Not rated yet
There has been a great deal of activity along the Holland Canal this month (January 2016). Large nests and a number of birds, including a Snowy Owl, …

Snowy Owl Not rated yet
Driving home from work on January 27th, 2016 I stopped to get a picture of a hawk. After it flew away I spotted this Snowy Owl two hydro poles further …

The Circle of Life - at the bird feeder Not rated yet
Overcast skies and drizzle provided the perfect cover as a bird of prey swooped in and took out a fat, gentle, well-fed pigeon on a warm January morning …

Red-Tailed Hawk? Not rated yet
Walking in a suburban creek-side park, south of downtown Brampton, Ontario on November 10th 2015, around noon. Saw the Hawk in a smaller tree, surrounded …

Joan Turner Not rated yet
Saw this big bird of prey this a.m Sunday 10:00 am. Downtown Toronto, Alexander Street between Yonge and Church. Our co-Op and Greenrock apartments …

Hawk on Railing Not rated yet
We opened the door to the front porch and there it was standing on the railing. There was a dead squirrel close by. He was not at all frightened …

Southern Ontario Hawks Not rated yet
Debbie Fuller wrote to say ..... I have hawks around my property all the time but, this morning at 11:00 am. I saw a totally grey large hawk sitting in …

Coopers Hawk with prey in my backyard Not rated yet
I live in Little Italy in downtown Toronto. While I was on the phone inside my office, I watched a Cooper's Hawk land on our pergola. Since I have …

I saw Not rated yet
I saw what looked to me like a Vulture, looking at the pictures on this site, it looked very close to the Turkey Vulture, but its neck seemed to be a little …

Raptors Not rated yet
Was working in Edwards Gardens near the Bridle Path today July 11, 2014. Caught a glimpse in the corner of my eye and I see a raptor in a big tree. …

Bird of Prey in North Oshawa!  Not rated yet
A friend and I were driving east on Conlin Road just past Harmony Road in Oshawa, Ontario, and a massive dark bird flew out from the left side of the road. …

Perigrine Falcon in Missisauga Not rated yet
A Peregrine Falcon was sighted today in west Mississauga (Winston Churchill Blvd south of the 403) at 3pm on Monday June 16/14. The bird was sighted …

Backyard Hawk in Toronto Not rated yet
This spring we notice a large hawk nest in the backyard. Here are a few photos we just took today.

Mystery Raptor Not rated yet
Spotted on UWO (University of Western Ontario) Campus at the baseball field near the Family Medicine building 2014/04/24 08:45. One flew over and landed …

Mystery Hawk, Cooper's Hawk & Osprey Not rated yet
A reader from St Catharines wrote to us in March and said ..... There's been a big Cooper's Hawk in my backyard. We have a bird feeder, so most times we …

Sharp Shinned Hawk Not rated yet
Stopped in at our backyard around 1:00 pm February 15th 2014. We have a number of feeders and attract a large number of Squirrels (red, black and …

Backyard Snacker Not rated yet
Just this afternoon (February 9 2014) we had a Hawk using our backyard as his ( or her) own picnic ground. He was digging into a Mourning Dove quite …

Amherst Island Not rated yet
I lived on Amherst Island for 18 years, my backyard was a stopping spot for many birds including a Northern Shrike pair, a pair of Bluebirds, Harriers, …

Cooper's Hawk identification Not rated yet
These pictures are of a Cooper's Hawk, as seen in Monica Dingle's backyard, after killing a dove. Taken in our garden.

Coop looking for breakfast Not rated yet
With "Coop", our resident Cooper's Hawk around, we don't have many other birds in our garden this morning.

Damp Raptor - Coopers Hawk Not rated yet
I believe that this is a Coopers Hawk. Here it is resting on the railing of our deck after hunting small birds in our back yard at our feeder. …

Port Ryerse Garter Snake and Ms. Snapper  Not rated yet
On the weekend of June 1, 2013 this large and beautiful Port Ryerse Garter Snake ate a pesky mouse. You can see the swelling about 25% of the way down. …

Lost and Found at University of Windsor Not rated yet
Hercules was born under the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor, Ontario. On one of his maiden flights, he got too far west. Out of energy and away from mom …

Cooper's Hawks Not rated yet
Two Cooper's hawks, male and female, appeared in my neighbourhood often for the winter and fall months. Every Saturday and Sunday it was almost guaranteed …

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White Bird of Prey Not rated yet
I was driving to my brother in law's house in Barrie, Ontario. As we approached his house, which borders a large tract of forest, I noticed a white bird …

Coopers Hawk (Bird on a Wire) Not rated yet
Earlier I submitted a sighting of Raptors locking talons in a mating ritual. I'm not sure if it's the same bird. The picture was taken June 2012 …

Multiple large birds of prey in Kingston Not rated yet
We've been lucky enough to see several large birds in and near Kingston, Ontario, over the winter, including a Bald Eagle soaring low over the highway …

Locking Talons in Freefall Not rated yet
20th February 2013 - Three large birds, could be Hawks, soaring above my house in the area of Manor Road and Yonge Street. Around lunch time, two of …

It's either an Eagle or a Hawk Not rated yet
We were out playing in the snow on Saturday, February 9, 2013 in Dentonia park, behind the Crescent Town buildings, near Victoria Park and Danforth Ave. …

Peregrine Falcon Not rated yet
January 29th 2013, Dundas, Ontario, at about 4pm I saw a Peregrine Falcon eating something, a mouse maybe, on top of my fence. Very cool!!

Coopers Hawk Not rated yet
I was looking out the kitchen window and saw the hawk sitting on the fence. We live in St. Thomas, Ontario. He was observing the bird feeder, of …

Possible goshawk? Not rated yet
Lately we've had a Hawk of some kind scoping out our backyard for prey. It almost got one today (either a squirrel or a sparrow). I looked in my …

Two Raptor sightings in Southern Ontario Not rated yet
Hi there, I had a Coopers Hawk yet again in my backyard here in Toronto, this past Friday. It soon made a quick meal out of another bird that was at my …

Peregrine juvenile spotted in Richmond Hill, Ontario Not rated yet
I was making myself a tea, standing at my kitchen window this afternoon, watching the flurry of activity at our bird feeders. All of a sudden, all …

Coopers Hawk Not rated yet
I was sitting in my backyard enjoying the sunshine this December day, I'm used to seeing all kinds of birds in my yard. I even had a hawk swoop down …

What kind of bird? Not rated yet
The pictures are upside down for some reason. Ajax, Ontario, November 17, 2012 Small forested area near Audley Road and Bayly street, at 3:00 pm …

Waiting for his supper Not rated yet
There are no other birds in our garden when "Coop" is around looking for supper.

Woodpecker, Eagle, and A Hawk Not rated yet
This has been a great month, seeing some neat birds from my living room. I live near the Rouge Valley, just off of Sheppard Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario. …

Hawk eating dinner 4 feet away Not rated yet
What a sight! It was on Friday September 21, 2012 at around 7pm. We were gardening at the Leslie Spit allotment gardens when we sighted this Hawk eating …

Not sure what type but it was impressive Not rated yet
Hello, I have been searching the Internet looking for a good source of Ontario birds of prey pictures. I happened upon your site and am excited for your …

Dinner time in the backyard - August 29, 2012 Not rated yet
We had just finished eating an early supper on our back porch, when my husband noticed a movement in the large trees at the back of our yard. Although …

Hawks and Turkey Vultures in Rexdale! Not rated yet
Birds I View. I bought my 1st Ornithology book 2 years ago and was intrigued while at a bar and a stranger walked up to me and asked if I know the name …

Dog fight in the sky... Not rated yet
This was sent to us last summer from one of our readers - I live in Beachville, Ontario, and yesterday afternoon, July 12, 2012 around 4:00pm I looked …

Broad Winged Hawk in Orleans Not rated yet
This majestic hawk perched in the tree in front of our home, while robins, sparrows, chickadees, and finches screeched and swooped in order to discourage …

Hawks from my Balcony Not rated yet
I spend considerable time on my 12th floor Scarborough balcony watching the many hawks who frequent the area. There are Red Tails of course, but I also …

Florida pale Red-shouldered Hawk? Not rated yet
This morning in Brampton we spotted a Hawk and got a good look at its pale, un-streaked breast. It had a pale, barred tail and a pale head. All …

Coopers Hawk in Oakville Not rated yet
I have a large variety of birds that feed in my backyard, in the past week I have what I believe is a Coopers Hawk. I saw it Monday morning eating …

Large raptor east of Lakeside, Ontario Not rated yet
Just east of Lakeside, on our way to London, we had to slow the car right down to allow a large raptor to take off northward from where it had perched …

Hawk and Moon Not rated yet
One of our readers, Marinus from Georgetown, Ontario, sent us this picture he made ..... the moon from a photograph he took over Georgetown, and the Hawk …

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Looking for dinner. Not rated yet
Spotted this beautiful hawk, today, in Georgetown, Ontario. Beautiful, Marinus, beautiful!

Strange bird? Not rated yet
January 26th 2012 at noon in St. George, Ontario. I was outside and saw the strangest bird. I was probably 200 ft away but I saw 15 - 20 birds …

"COOP" Not rated yet
"Coop" our resident Coopers Hawk, on the look out for his lunch. Usually one of the Mourning Doves.

Hawks Flocking Not rated yet
October 2nd 2011 - In Markham, Ontario, we saw what must have been 30 to 40 Hawks flying overhead and just gliding about. We live across from a big …

Close Call Not rated yet
I have seen, 8 feet over the top of my Jack Russell Terrier, a Golden Eagle. We are located on a farm located in King City, Ontario. The Eagle's …

Hawks are doing well in my Scarborough neighbourhood Not rated yet
Well this is my 2nd submission about the many, many Hawks who make my neighbourhood home. I have had several Hawks land on my balcony railing over the …

Lady Gaga broke her leg Not rated yet
Lady Gaga was brought to a local veterinarian with a broken leg. She was administered a gas anesthetic. A lateral incision was made over the affected joint. …

American Kestrel Not rated yet
This American Kestrel flew into an object as it was hunting its meal last night. The Police brought it to me. I kept it in a dark area to avoid …

Juvenile Male Falcon Not rated yet
This juvenile male Falcon was born under the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor Ontario. He and his sister floated to the ground several weeks ago. The …

Red Shouldered Hawk Not rated yet
February 14th 2011 - Glenwood Drive in Chatham, Ontario. I just spotted what I believe is a Red Shouldered Hawk. It flew up to perch on a fairly low …

May be Cooper's Hawk Not rated yet
I believe I saw a Juvenile Cooper's Hawk today in Whitby Ontario. The colouration matches the picture in Wikipedia of the same. I also took the time …

What was it? Not rated yet
I believe I may have seen a Gyrfalcon, it was very large and similar in colouration to a Seagull. Seen in Brampton, Ontario. I wonder if any of our …

Rough Legged Hawk? Not rated yet
One of our readers sent us this question today - I saw a large bird near my house in west-end Toronto today (Aug 4/10). It flew off the ground and perched …

Raptor over London Not rated yet
We have watched a type of hawk from our 14th floor apartment building on Ridout St. in London. This morning it landed on our balcony railing and sat …

Morning Northern Goshawk Not rated yet
I woke this morning to find a juvenile Northern Goshawk warming itself in the sunshine, perched on my picnic table. I did manage to get a few nice photos. …

Birds of Prey in Barrie Not rated yet
My 2 yr old son and I were out taking a walk down our street, when he looked up into the sky and pointed to some very large birds flying by. I thought …

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