Birds of Prey in Texas

Raptors tend to catch people’s interest more than other species of birds, thanks to their sizes, amazing flights, and hunting techniques. Texas boasts of many species of preying birds in different habitats. There are owls, eagles, falcons, kites, hawks, and vultures inhabiting the state that mainly prey on doves, pigeons, grackles, and carrion. The pictures help in the easy identification of the species.

Texas Birds of Prey (TX)

List of Birds of Prey in Texas


  • Bald Eagle
  • Golden Eagle
  • Steller’s Sea-Eagle



  • Broad-winged Hawk
  • Common Black Hawk
  • Cooper’s Hawk
  • Crane Hawk
  • Ferruginous Hawk
  • Gray Hawk
  • Great Black Hawk
  • Harris’s Hawk
  • Northern Goshawk
  • Northern Harrier
  • Osprey
  • Red-shouldered Hawk
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Roadside Hawk
  • Rough-Legged Buzzard
  • Rough-legged Hawk
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk
  • Short-tailed Hawk
  • Swainson’s Hawk
  • White-tailed Hawk
  • Zone-tailed Hawk




Birds of Prey in Texas by Sizes

Large Birds Of Prey in Texas: Crested Caracara, Ferruginous Hawk, Great Horned Owl, Black Vulture, Osprey, Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, Golden Eagle

Small Birds of Prey in Florida: Sharp-shinned Hawk, Eastern Screech-Owl, American Kestrel.

Birds of Prey in Texas by Regions

Birds of Prey in North TexasCooper’s Hawk, Sharp-shinned Hawk

Birds of Prey in South Texas: Turkey Vulture, Black Vulture, White-tailed Kite, Osprey

Birds of Prey in Central Texas: Red-tailed Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, Cooper’s Hawk

Birds of Prey in West Texas: Ferruginous Hawk

Birds of Prey in East Texas: Red-shouldered Hawk

Birds of Prey in Southeast Texas: Turkey Vulture

Birds of Prey in Austin, Texas: Peregrine Falcon, Great Horned Owl, Red-tailed Hawk

Birds of Prey in Texas Gulf Coast: White-tailed Hawk

Birds of Prey in Texas Hill Country: Golden Eagle, Peregrine Falcon

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