Birds in Flight

Snow Geese Flock

Snow Geese in Flight

Snow Geese in Flight

Snow Geese Flock

The picture of this flock of Snow Geese in flight was taken at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Dover Delaware. It is thrilling to see and hear masses of Snow Geese taking off and landing.

To hear the sound of the Snow Geese Flock, click on the arrow below.

Juvenile Herring Gull in Flight

Juvenile Herring Gull in Flight

Juvenile Herring Gull in Flight

Juvenile Herring Gull in Flight

Herring Gulls are one of the most familiar gulls of the East Coast and many people just call them “seagulls.” In fact, some two dozen different species of gulls live in North America, and they present almost endless opportunities for identification.

Peregrine Falcon in Flight

Peregrine Falcon in Flight

Peregrine Falcon in Flight

Peregine Falcon in Flight

During its spectacular hunting stoop from heights of over 1 0.62 mi, the Peregrine Falcon may reach speeds of 200 mph as it drops toward its prey.

Turkey Vulture in Flight

Turkey Vulture in Flight

Turkey Vulture in Flight

Turkey Vulture in Flight

Not everyone sees vultures as a creepy harbinger of death—many see them as sacred for their cleanup role. Tibetan Buddhists practice “sky burials,” where animals, usually vultures, consume their dead. Similarly, Zoroastrians offer their dead to be consumed by vultures on a raised platform, called a dakhma. They regard vultures are precious animals that release the soul from the body.

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle in Flight

Bald Eagle in Flight

Bald Eagle in Flight

The Bald Eagle dwarfs most other raptors, including the Turkey Vulture and Red-tailed Hawk. These regal birds aren’t really bald, but their white-feathered heads gleam in contrast to their chocolate-brown body and wings. The picture of this Bald Eagle in flight was taken at the State Line Lookout on the Palisades in New Jersey.