Fontenelle Forest's New Raptor Display Will Feature An Elevated Boardwalk Trail

» Raptors are large, predatory birds with a strong, sharply curved and pointed beak, and curved talons.

» Twenty-seven species of raptors can be found in Nebraska during an average year, plus two that are extremely rare. Most are migratory, such as bald eagles, Swainson’s hawks and Mississippi kites. Permanent residents include red-tailed hawks, great horned owls and American kestrels.

» Eagles, hawks and falcons: Bald eagle, golden eagle, peregrine falcon, osprey, northern harrier, red-tailed hawk, sharp-shinned hawk, Cooper’s hawk, northern goshawk (extremely rare), red-shouldered hawk, broad-winged hawk, Swainson’s hawk, ferruginous hawk, rough-legged hawk, merlin, prairie falcon, gyrfalcon, American kestrel, turkey vulture and Mississippi kite.

» Owls: Great horned, snowy (extremely rare), barn, barred, Eastern screech, burrowing, long-eared, short-eared and Northern saw-whet.

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Fontenelle Forest's new raptor display will feature an elevated boardwalk trail
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