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photo of a red tailed hawk

Avian Ally

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Missouri enthusiasts keep an ancient hunting partnership alive.

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A juvenile red-shouldered hawk stands over a crappie on the bank of the Osage River below Bagnell Dam.

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Flocks or "kettles" of several hundred migrating broad-winged hawks soaring overhead are a common sight in late September.

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large gray and white bird perching on a black branch

Cooper's Hawk

Accipiter cooperii
Cooper's hawks have short, rounded wings and long, narrow, rudderlike tails. They are frequently seen foraging along hedgerows and brush-entangled fencerows.

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Northern Harrier

Video of a northern harrier in the wild.

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Manage your Missouri land to help this endangered species.

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Photograph of osprey in flight

Osprey

Pandion haliaetus
Osprey, also called “fish hawks” or “fish eagles,” used to be more common in our state, but their numbers are increasing. Keep an eye out for them, especially around reservoirs and during spring and fall migration, as reintroduction efforts are paying off!

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Photograph of osprey in flight

Osprey in Flight

In flight, an osprey's wings are typically angled, resembling an M. The wings are arched (something like a gull's), and they seem long in proportion to the body size.

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Photograph of an osprey on a nest

Osprey on Nest

Until recently, Missourians have only seen osprey as they passed through our state during spring and fall migration. But keep an eye out for them, especially around reservoirs, as reintroduction efforts are paying off!

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