When it comes to identifying raptors on the wing – or for that matter most any North American bird in the midst of more or less any other activity – there are few who can rival Pete Dunne in accuracy. His Hawks in Flight; The Flight Identification of North American Migrant Raptors, written with David Sibley and Clay Sutton, has become veritably canonical for bird watchers.

Therefore when rumors leaked out last year at the Cape May Fall Festival of a new book about raptors by him being in the works, everyone present became immediately eager to see its release. Fortunately, the wait wasn’t long, as Birds of Prey; Hawks, Eagles, Falcons, and Vultures of North America, co-authored with Kevin Karlson, was published at the end of this past April by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.