Raptors are comprised of a diverse group of species including eagles, hawks, osprey, falcons, and owls. Although Turkey Vultures are not true raptors, they are included in this group because they share a similar migration pattern with other members of this group. For more information on raptors, visit our Raptor Resources page.
Nine raptor species, shown in italics below, are considered priority species because they are:
- designated as Species of Greatest Conservation Need in Wisconsin’s Wildlife Action Plan; and/or
- tracked by Wisconsin’s Natural Heritage Inventory Program; and/or
- designated as species of Continental Importance by Partners in Flight North American Landbird Conservation Plan
Great Gray Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl