Watch Episode 13: Hawks & Falcons
Inside the Episode
Episode 13 of Untamed focuses on diurnal birds of prey -- a diverse group of birds across the globe which includes hawks, falcons, osprey, eagles, and kites. While these different families of birds have a variety of physical and behavioral traits, they are all specially adapted for daytime hunting. Today, most of these birds of prey are widely appreciated by the public, but they still face many dangers. Learn more about these amazing raptors and how to help.
Read the stories of the hawks and falcons featured inside this episode!
Learn more about the people in the episode.
Adopt one of our education diurnal birds of prey through our Caring for Critters program -- and get to know Verlon, Edie, Ruby, Rosalie, Grayson, Maggie, and Hudson better!
Support Maggie and the Wildlife Center by purchasing Maggie the One-Eyed Peregrine Falcon by author Christie Gove-Berg.
Learn more about the amazing and fierce conservationist, Rosalie Edge, by reading a past Wildlife Center book club book: Rosalie Edge, Hawk of Mercy: The Activist Who Saved Nature from the Conservationists by Dyana Furmansky. Check out what our next selection is and join us for our online meeting!
Want to be ready to help raptors? Check out our next Wildlife Care Academy class: REHAB 105: Wildlife Capture, Restraint, Handling, and Transportation.
Learn more about creancing in this video:
Check out our diurnal raptors playlist on YouTube!
- Diurnal birds of prey can be affected by many human-related activities: balloon releases, roadside litter, window strikes, discarded fishing line, rodenticides, and lead poisoning. Use these links and infographics to help educate others on minimizing our negative impacts on wildlife and the environment!
- Learn more about -- or visit! -- Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, a leader in raptor conservation science and education.
- In Virginia? Visit the Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch this fall and see thousands of migrating raptors!
Looking for ideas on how to incorporate the stories and lessons of Untamed into the classroom? The Wildlife Center is happy to provide these original worksheets and activity pages for teachers and educators. Designed to highlight the major themes and ideas presented in each episode, these activities are best used in combination with a classroom viewing.
- Untamed Watch-along Worksheet: Hawks & Falcons (best-suited for grades 5 and up)
Are you using these materials and resources in your classroom? We are eager to hear from you! Please let us know, so we can share your classroom projects and experiences with other teachers. Contact us at email@example.com.
Looking for more raptor information? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org