A red-tailed hawk flying over a field

Episode 50: Birds of Prey

Do you know the difference between a red-tailed hawk and a Cooper’s Hawk. What’s the difference between a bird of prey and a scavenger? Which birds prey on fish versus rodents versus carrion?

Our favorite birder and author of Birding the Hudson Valley is back once again, this time to talk about Birds of Prey. Among other things, Kathryn Schneider explains about the importance of ‘feet’ for the survival of these feathered friends. Eagles, hawks, falcons, harriers, owls, ospreys and vultures are all topics of discussion. Knowing which birds of prey are nocturnal versus diurnal can help with their identification. Find out where in the Hudson Valley you can participate in a hawk watch, where to find bald eagles or owls and the difference between a black vulture and a turkey vulture. This podcast episode of Nature Calls: Conversations from the Hudson Valley has something for everyone.

Hosts: Tim Kennelty and Jean Thomas

Guest: Kathryn Schneider

Photo by: Stock Photo

Production Support: Linda Aydlett, Teresa Golden and Annie Scibienski

Resources: Hawks and Falcons Browse by Shape, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology ; http://birdsofnewyork.com/birds-of-prey; Birding the Hudson Valley (9781512602678): Kathryn J. Schneider - BiblioVault

Last updated January 5, 2023