Falcons, owls and hawks in the Grand Canyon

Falcons, owls and hawks are frequent fliers in the Grand Canyon National Park region and Arizona.
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Horned Owl with Chicks

Great Horned Owl with chicks in a nest in Arizona; by Ken Bosma [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Falcons, owls and hawks are frequent fliers in the Grand Canyon National Park region and Arizona.

Known for their incredible speed and agility, falcons feed on smaller birds, and stoop (dive) to capture prey in mid-air. Peregrine and prairiefalcons and American kestrels are common in Arizona.

Owls that call Arizona home include large great horned owls, barn owls, tiny elf, pygmy and squirrel owls, and burrowing owls.

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Sharp-shinned Hawk by cuatrok77 (SHARP-SHINNED HAWKUploaded by Amada44) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Visitors might also glimpse a red-tailed hawk, common black-hawk, Harris' hawk or zone-tailed hawk, sharp-shinned hawks or a Northern gohawk during their Grand Canyon vacation.

Plenty of pretty and sweet-sounding song birds can also be enjoyed during your vacation to the Grand Canyon region.

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