Carunculated Caracara (Phalcoboenus carunculatus)  It was one of a pair seen on a hillside in paramo habitat at an altitude of approximately 11,000 feet in the Andes Mountains east of Quito, Ecuador on March 2, 2006. Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway)  Photographed near Pueblo Novo west of Tilaran, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on Nov. 6, 2016. Yellow-headed Caracara (Milvago chimachima) in Flight Ventral  It was seen near the southwestern shore of Lake Arenal in the village of San Luis, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on March 25, 2009.  This photo shows the underside of the wings.
Yellow-headed Caracara (Milvago chimachima) in Flight Dorsal  It was seen near the southwestern shore of Lake Arenal in  the village of San Luis, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on November 8, 2014.  This photo shows the upper side of the wings. Laughing Falcon (Herpetotheres cachinnans)  It was seen near the southwestern shore of Lake Arenal in  the village of San Luis, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on Nov. 3, 2016. American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) Male  Digiscoping photo made at Nation's Road near Geneseo, NY on April 2, 2011.  It was taken just after he had mated with a female.
Merlin (Falco columbarius)  This digiscoping photo was made near the mouth of the Genesee River in Rochester, NY during a Christmas Bird Count on Dec 18, 2005. Merlin (Falco columbarius)  This digiscoping photo was made near Lyndonville in western New York State on Jan 19, 2006.  Formerly rare in this area, merlins seem to be getting more common. Merlin (Falco columbarius) Juvenile A  This digiscoping photo was made near the north end of Conesus Lake in western New York State on Aug 6, 2005.
Merlin (Falco columbarius) Juvenile B  This digiscoping photo was made near the north end of Conesus Lake in western New York State on Aug 6, 2005.  This is another view of the bird in the previous photo.