Birds of Prey

Peregrine Falcon with chick
A Peregrine Falcon with a chick and egg in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve.


Birds of prey include eagles, hawks, falcons, ospreys, owls, and vultures. They have excellent vision, powerful beaks, and are expert aviators--all skills applied toward hunting and capturing their prey.

Some of the birds of prey commonly found in Alaska include Bald Eagles and Golden Eagles. The National Park Service has been engaged in long-term research documenting the recovery of Peregrine Falcons, specifically along the Yukon River in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. Peale's Peregrine Falcon, is a subspecies found only in the Seward area and in Kenai Fjords National Park.

Last updated: June 29, 2017