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