Thanks in part to its great diversity of habitats ranging from coastal beaches to mountaintops, Virginia is home to 20 species of raptors, which are commonly known as birds of prey.
You might see the following raptors here in Virginia.
Owls With Ear Tufts:
-Great Horned Owl
-Eastern Screech Owl
Owls Without Ear Tufts:
-North American Kestrel
Note: Vultures are not raptors. However, they are included on this list because they are sometimes mistaken for raptors, such as hawks and eagles.