We estimate that more than half of all raptor species are in decline, and 18% are threatened with extinction. Our time-tested, proven strategy of species-based conservation has been a mainstay since we resolved to save the Peregrine Falcon in 1970. We are confident that this approach, in concert with our other key strategies of saving habitat, engaging people, and addressing threats, has the power to stop raptor extinction.

We created our first conservation breeding facility in 1970 to learn how to sustain the dwindling Peregrine Falcon population in North America. Until then, raptors had only rarely hatched in human care, and certainly not at a scale large enough to restore a species. 

Among the many challenges of species-based conservation is the need to determine which species require intervention. We estimate there are about 600 raptor species, and many have never been studied, much less monitored or counted. In concert with the IUCN "Red List," we are designing the Global Raptor Impact Network (GRIN), a new tool to gather data and analyze the abundance, distribution, and threats to species in real time. 

North America

a male kestrel delivers a mouse to a female kestrel

American Kestrel

A community science mystery 

Aplomado Falcon lands in a wild nest in a yucca

Aplomado Falcon

A Texas native returns home

California Condor perched at the Grand Canyon

California Condor

North America's largest flying land bird

An adult gyrfalcon feeds nestlings


A raptor of extremes

Adult Puerto Rican Sharp-shinned Hawk perches with food on a branch

Puerto Rican Raptors

In the path of Hurricane Maria

A closeup of a Ridgway's Hawk's head

Ridgway's Hawk

Location, location, location

Africa and Asia

African White-backed vultures at a carcass

African Raptors

Keeping the circle of life intact

three Asian vultures perch in a tree

Asian Vultures

A crash of historic proportions

A Madagascar Fish-eagle perches at the edge of a lake

Madagascar Raptors

An island rich in raptor species

Central and South America

Andean Condor portrait closeup

Andean Condor

Ancient symbol of health and immortality

Harpy eagle portrait

Harpy Eagle

Critically endangered in Central America

Orange-breasted falcon perched in a tree

Orange-breasted Falcon

A rare falcon of the Neotropics

Including the projects highlighted above, The Peregrine Fund has worked with over 100 raptor species in more than 40 countries since 1970.

Abyssinian Long-eared Owl

African Fish-Eagle

African Grass Owl

African White-backed Vulture

American Kestrel

Andean Condor

Aplomado Falcon

Augur Buzzard

Austral Pygmy Owl

Ayre’s Hawk Eagle

Bald Eagle

Banded Kestrel

Bare-shanked Screech Owl

Barred Forest-Falcon

Bat Falcon

Bat Hawk

Bearded Vulture (Lammergeier)

Bicolored Hawk

Black Eagle

Black Hawk-Eagle

Black Kite

Black Vulture

Black-and-Chestnut (Isidor’s) Eagle

Black-and-White Hawk Eagle

Black-and-White Owl

Black-collared Hawk

Buckley’s Forest Falcon

Burrowing Owl

California Condor

Cape Verde Buzzard

Cape Verde Kite

Cape Vulture

Cassin’s Hawk Eagle

Chimango Caracara

Chinese Sparrowhawk

Cinereous Vulture

Collared Forest-Falcon

Common Black Hawk

Cooper’s Hawk

Costa Rican Pygmy Owl

Crane Hawk

Crested Caracara

Crested Eagle

Crested Owl

Crowned Eagle

Crowned Solitary Eagle

Double-toothed Kite

Eastern Imperial Eagle

Eastern Screech Owl

Egyptian Vulture

Eleonora’s Falcon

Frances’s Sparrowhawk

Galapagos Hawk

Golden Eagle


Gray-headed Kite

Great Black Hawk

Great Horned Owl

Grenada Hook-billed Kite

Grey Falcon

Grey-backed Hawk

Grey-headed Fish Eagle

Gundlach’s Hawk


Harpy Eagle

Harris´s Hawk

Hawaiian Hawk

Henst’s Goshawk

Himalayan Vulture

Hooded Vulture

Hook-billed Kite

Javan Hawk Eagle

King Vulture

Lanner Falcon

Lappet-faced Vulture

Laughing Falcon

Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture

Lined Forest Falcon

Long-billed Vulture

Long-crested Eagle

Long-winged Harrier

Mackinder’s Eagle Owl

Madagascar Buzzard

Madagascar Cuckoo Hawk

Madagascar Fish Eagle

Madagascar Harrier

Madagascar Harrier-Hawk

Madagascar Kestrel

Madagascar Long-eared Owl

Madagascar Red Owl

Madagascar Scops Owl

Madagascar Serpent-Eagle

Madagascar Sparrowhawk

Madagascar White-browed Owl

Mantled Hawk

Martial Eagle

Mottled Owl

New Guinea Harpy Eagle

Orange-breasted Falcon

Oriental White-backed Vulture

Ornate Hawk-Eagle


Pallas’s Fish Eagle

Pearl Kite

Pemba Scops Owl

Peregrine Falcon

Philippine Eagle

Plumbeous Kite

Prairie Falcon

Puerto Rican Sharp-shinned Hawk

Red-footed Falcon

Red-shouldered Hawk

Red-throated Caracara

Ridgway’s Hawk

Roadside Hawk

Rough-legged Hawk

Rufous-legged Owl

Rufous-thighed Kite

Rüppell’s Vulture

Savanna Hawk

Short-eared Owl

Short-tailed Hawk

Slaty-backed Forest Falcon

Slender-billed Vulture

Snail Kite

Sokoke Scops Owl

Solitary Eagle

Sooty Falcon

Spectacled Owl

Steppe Eagle

Swainson’s Hawk

Swallow-tailed Kite

Taita Falcon

Tawny Eagle

Torotoroka Scops Owl

Turkey Vulture

Unspotted Saw-whet Owl

White Hawk

White-collared Kite

White-necked Hawk

White-tailed Hawk

White-tailed Kite

White-tailed Sea Eagle

Yellow-billed Kite

Yellow-headed Caracara

Zone-tailed Hawk