Illinois is home to a broad array of raptors: Eagles, Hawks, Ospreys, Owls and Falcons. For a complete list of Illinois’ raptors, please visit the Illinois Raptor Center’s website (and please support them if you are able). There always seems to be a raptor wherever you are looking: in the trees, on fence and telephone poles, kiting above the prairie or riding the thermals on a beautiful summer day. Here are a few of the raptors we have been lucky to capture.