What are birds of prey?

Aaron Umen
2 min readJan 11, 2021


No, I’m not talking about the Harley Quinn movie… If you’re still reading this blog post, then here’s some information about birds of prey — from a dedicated World Bird Sanctuary volunteer!

Birds of prey (also known as raptors), are bird species that hunt in order to feed themselves and their offspring. These natural-born hunters are marked by keen eyesight, strong feet and curved beaks. There are many species of birds that are identified as birds of prey, or raptors. Here are a few of the different types of birds of prey:

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Northern Goshawk

These birds are found dwelling in Canada, mountainous areas of the western United States of America (i.e. Alaska) and the northwestern portion of Mexico.

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Osprey are found living on virtually every continent — except for Antarctica!

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All owls are birds of prey, including Ural owls, Eurasian eagle-owls, Tawny owls, Little owls — and so many more of the wise warriors of the woods!



Aaron Umen

Aaron Umen is a Tennis Coach, Player and Enthusiast. He is an aspiring entrepreneur with additional interests in volunteering & nonprofits. http://aaronumen.com