Following a general survey of their biology and classification, Johnsgard provides detailed accounts of the 31 breeding species of hawks, eagles, and falcons found in mainland United States and Canada. A glossary, extended bibliography, index, drawings, and color photos supplement the text. This is an accurate and readable monograph. Color photos, maps. First published in Hardcover in 1990.
"A fascinating and comprehensive review. . . . This volume is a must for all serious raptor biologists, wildlife professionals, ornithologists, and birders, but its flowing treatment and handsome layout also make it a treasure for any naturalist or wildlife enthusiast who has ever marveled at the grace and majesty of these hunters of the skies." -Bloomsbury Review
"A masterpiece of detail. . . . An excellent, referenced source for amateur and professional ornithologists alike. . . . Johnsgard's text is too good a value for any serious birder not to own." -Borealis
"[T]horough and current. . . . This is a desirable addition to any personal, college, or university library." - Auk
"[Hawks, Eagles, and Falcons of North America] is a coffee-table book of color plates of diurnal birds of prey, an old-fashioned key (with illustrations of heads and feet), an identification guide, an overview of the birds' biology, and a collection of life histories of the North American species." -BioScience
"The best single-volume reference on this group of birds." -Choice