Falcons are small to medium-sized, diurnal—or day-time hunting—birds of prey in the genus Falco, and they come in a wide variety of shapes, colors, and sizes! North American falcons can weigh anywhere from 2.8 ounces to 4.5 lbs. There are about 40 species of falcon worldwide and 7 in North America and about 3 species of falcon found in Tennessee. Falcons are especially skilled hunters that have hooked beaks and talons, or sharp claws, with which they catch and eat their prey. They aren’t picky eaters and will eat prey like mammals (including rodents), other birds, insects, amphibians, and reptiles.


Species: Falco sparverius, American Kestrel
– Hatch Year: 2010
– Sex: Female
– Disability: Human Imprint


Species: Falco peregrinus, Peregrine Falcon
– Hatch Year: 2014
– Sex: Female
– Disability: Blind in Right Eye


Species: Caracara cheriway, Crested CaraCara
– Hatch Year: Unknown
– Sex: Male
– Disability: Injured Right Wing/Wrist


Species: Falco peregrinus, Peregrine Falcon
– Hatch Year: 2019
– Sex: Female
– Disability: Right Wing Injury