Great Horned Owl

Birds of Prey

Swoop in and learn more about raptors

Raptors can be identified by their hook shaped beaks and sharp curved claws called talons.  They are often called birds of prey because they pursue or prey on other smaller animals as their food source. 


Hawks, owls, falcons, and vultures are all considered birds of prey.  Busch Gardens is home to several species, including owls and eagles.

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Raptor Resources

  • falcon wingspan

    Animal InfoBooks

    Enter into the world of raptors and get some facts on these extraordinary birds of prey, including scientific classifications, specialized adaptations, what these amazing animals eat, and more.

    Raptors InfoBook

  • Bald eagle profile

    Animal Bytes

  • red shouldered hawk hunting


    Schooling at home? Keep your students engaged with these raptor-themed activities.

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  • Falcon perched

    Animal Sounds

    Raptors make a variety of sounds to communicate. Check out these sounds, plus more on

    Bald Eagle



    More Animal Sounds

  • Bald Eagle

    Birds of Prey at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

    A group of gutsy survivors resides at Eagle Ridge at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Each bald eagle at the park was rescued and rehabilitated, but their injuries left them unable to survive on their own in the wild. Learn more about these eagles and other raptors that call Busch Gardens home.

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