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Florida Raptors

Audubon Center for Birds of Prey is home to over 50 non-releasable raptors. Each is an ambassador for their species and has a unique story of why they are here. Most of Florida’s raptors are found in our state year round, however there are always exceptions (Kites, Merlin Falcons and Peregrine Falcons migrate through Florida). To learn more, below are some of the most common raptors found throughout in Florida.

To learn more about some of our resident birds please visit our Adopt-A-Raptor page.

Mississippi Kite

Ictinia mississippiensis

Short-tailed Hawk

Buteo brachyurus

Snail Kite

Rostrhamus sociabilis


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Plan Your Visit

No visit to the Orlando area is complete without a stop at our amazing Center.

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Raptor Conservation

Raptor Conservation

Where conservation takes flight!

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Adopt your favorite Raptor species for yourself or as a gift. An adoption supports the over 700 patients admitted each year.

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