Raptors that are common in the Maricopa County area year around.

The list includes Red-tailed Hawk, Cooper’s hawk, American Kestrel Falcon, Prairie Falcon, Peregrine Falcon year around. ┬áMigratory Birds of Prey in this area are Bald Eagle and Turkey Vultures.

During the winter Osprey,, Northern Harrier and Harris Hawk visit as well.

The primary migration season (breeding) is November through May.

The breeding season is a little later, beginning in December .

These Birds of prey can be found ion several sites:  The SRP Recharge Area, farm fields, Estrella Park, Base Median Reserve, and the Hassayampa River Reserve in Wickenburg.