The Crossley Raptor ID Quiz

Drew Weber|

Blog tour logoIn anticipation of the new Crossley Raptor ID guide release, we have this photo ID quiz made by Richard Crossley. See how many you can identify, leave your answers in the linked form, and we will post the answer next week. There are 11 birds in the photo, make sure you identify each one.

Anyone who correctly identifies all the raptors in the photo will be put in a random drawing for a fantastic prize package provided by Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. This includes a gift pack for a family membership to Hawk Mountain, several books, and some other things. ($125 value) I really appreciate Hawk Mountain Sanctuary for providing this prize for the ID contest. A family membership is a great reason to get up on the mountain and put some of the ID skills you learn from the book to use. I’ve spent many hours at Hawk Mountain’s lookouts as both an intern and a volunteer counter for the fall season.

Answer Form

Full-screen mystery raptor plate

Mystery Buteo - hovering (numbered)

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After you answer the quiz, check out the rest of today’s posts about raptors curated by Princeton University Press.


About the Author

Drew Weber


Drew is the founder and editor of Nemesis Bird and now works to curate some of the best content the web has to offer on birding and ornithology from an energetic crew of ornithologists, field researchers, tour leaders and photographers. Drew is originally from PA but now lives in central New York where he is enjoying the long and snowy winters. He has done various bird jobs including bird surveys for the 2nd PA Breeding Bird Atlas, tracked saw-whet owls from dusk to dawn with Scott Weidensaul and counted hawks for several years for Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. Drew is an avid lister, especially on smaller scales, and enjoys adding new birds to county, state and life lists. He also enjoys digiscoping and making apps for birders. He is Project Coordinator for the Merlin Project at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. He is also project manager for the North American Rare Bird Alert.