=A guide with illustrations or photographs for identification
This book concentrates on the eagles, hawks, and owls found east of the Mississippi River. Beginning with the ecological roles of the birds of prey, the author then discusses hawk and owl migrations. Chapters on raptor conservation, how average citizens can contribute to raptor science, and recreational raptor watching complete the general sections. Some 33 species of hawks and owls are found regularly in eastern North America, and each is profiled.