Raptor Force
Additional Web and Print Resources

WEB SITES

Raptors Adapt
http://www.dvrconline.org/raptoradapt.html
Learn about the unique adaptations that have helped raptors master the skies, at the Delaware Valley Raptor Center web site.

The Peregrine Fund
http://www.peregrinefund.org
The World Center for Birds of Prey.

Hawk Conservancy Trust
http://www.hawkconservancy.org
Learn about birds of prey and the history of falconry.

Raptor Resource
http://www.raptorresource.org
Birdcams, banding reports, information, links, and more from the Raptor Resource Project.

North American Falconers Association
http://www.n-a-f-a.org
Get information on what it takes to be a falconer.

A Falconer’s Memoir
http://www.pbs.org/falconer
The website of the PBS series on famed falconer Dan O’Brien.

What is a Raptor?
http://www.usaref.org/what_is_a_raptor.htm
Information from the Raptor Education Foundation.

Falconry Information Clearinghouse
http://www.falconry.com
A host of links on the art of falconry.

Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota
http://www.raptor.cvm.umn.edu
Information on raptors, raptor conservation, and research, from the Raptor Center at the University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

History of Flight
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/history/History_Flight/histflt.html
Review of the history of flight, from NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center.

Experimental Aircraft
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/history/HistoricAircraft/index.html
Interactive overview of the experimental aircraft developed and tested by NASA.

Fighter Planes & Military Aircraft
http://www.fighter-planes.com
Catalogue-like site with pictures and information on military craft through the ages.

F-22 Raptor
http://www.f-22raptor.com
All about the amazing plane and it’s bird-derived technology.

Federation of American Scientists Military Analysis Network
http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/index.html
An index of U.S. military craft.

Air and Space Museum
http://www.nasm.si.edu
The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

RELATED NATURE EPISODES

Eagles
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/eagles/

Extraordinary Birds
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/exbirds/index.html

Pale Male
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/palemale/index.html

BOOKS

Johnsgard, Paul. Hawks, Eagles & Falcons of North America. Washington, DC: Smithsonian, 2001.

Newton, Ian. Birds of Prey. San Francisco: Weldon Owen, Inc., 2000.

O’Brien, Dan. Equinox: Life, Love, and Birds of Prey. Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, 1997.

O’Brien, Dan. The Rites of Autumn: A Falconer’s Journey Across the American West. Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, 1997.

Weidensaul, Scott. The Raptor Almanac: A Comprehensive Guide to Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, and Vultures. Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, 2004

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  • Ms Marty Dees

    Absolutely loved this program, esp the cameras mounted on the birds.

  • Ashly Wunsch

    But wanna remark that you have a very nice site, I love the style it actually stands out.

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