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Diurnal Raptors
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Species

Win Spr Sum EFa LFa

American Kestrel (*)

f u s f f

Bald Eagle

r r u s

Broad-winged Hawk (*)

u s f u

Cooper's Hawk (*) (?)

s u s u

Golden Eagle

vr

Gyrfalcon

vr vr

Merlin

r r s u

Mississippi Kite

vr vr

Northern Goshawk

vr vr vr

Northern Harrier (*)

u u s u f

Osprey (*)

u u f u

Peregrine Falcon (*)

s s s s u

Red-shouldered Hawk (**)

r s s u

Red-tailed Hawk (*)

f f u f f

Rough-legged Hawk

s r r

Sharp-shinned Hawk

u u u f

Swallow-tailed Kite

vr
















Seasonal Occurrence

Winter (Win)
December to February

Spring (Spr)
March to May

Summer (Sur)
June to mid-July

Early Fall (EFa)
mide-July to mid-September

Late Fall (LFa)
mid-September to November

Abundance and Status

c
common - easily seen; more than 12 individuals per day in season in habitat

f
fairly common - usually seen; 3-12 individuals per day in season in habitat

u
uncommon - seen, but in small numbers; 1-3 individuals per day in season in habitat

s
scarce - seen in habitat, but not daily

r
rare - seen, but only a few times per season

vr
very rare - not seen every season

i
introduced - not native to North America/an alien species

p
pelagic - Atlantic Ocean off of New York City, not normally or only rarely seen from shore

?
nesting unconfirmed

*
nests within city limits

**
formerly nested within city limits

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