A Pocket Guide to Kansas Raptors

The information you will find within
the Raptor's Roost is adapted from the

"Pocket Guide to Kansas Raptors".

Publication of this informative and comprehensive booklet has been underwritten by the Westar Energy Green Team, and the Chickadee Checkoff ProgramIt is published by the Friends of the Great Plains Nature Center.

The co-authors are Bob Gress, former Director of the Great Plains Nature Center and co-founder of www.BirdsInFocus.com, and Vanessa Avara, Assistant Director at the Milford Nature Center and a Master Falconer.

The purpose of the Pocket Guide and the Raptor's Roost is to help you identify and gain an appreciation for these magnificent birds that live and pass through Kansas.

Click here to download a pdf version!  Click the icon to download a pdf copy.

Check out the other GPNC Pocket Guides!

The Pocket Guide to Kansas Threatened and Endangered Species is available as a pdf download.

The Pocket Guide to Common Kansas Mammals
is online as the MAMMAL'S DEN.

The Pocket Guide to Kansas Snakes
is online as the SNAKE'S BURROW.

The Pocket Guide to Great Plains Shorebirds
is online as the PEEP'S PUDDLE.

The Pocket Guide to Kansas Freshwater Mussels
is online as the MUSSEL BED.

The Pocket Guide to Great Plains Waterbirds is online as the SHORELINE.

The Pocket Guide to Kansas Flint Hills Wildflowers and Grasses is online as the MEADOW.

The Pocket Guide to Common Kansas Butterflies is available as a pdf download.

The Pocket Guide to Common Kansas Backyard Birds is available as a pdf download.

Kansas Raptors Pocket Guide

Pick up your copy of
A Pocket Guide to Kansas Raptors

or any of our other pocket guides
at the Great Plains Nature Center.

Individual copies may be picked up for free
at our front desk.

Copies can be mailed to you for
$3.00 each, postpaid. 
Make your check out to:
"Friends of the GPNC"
and mail it to:
Owl's Nest Gift Shop
Great Plains Nature Center
6232 E. 29th Street N.
Wichita, KS 67220

Be sure to specify which guide(s) you are ordering and include your full mailing address!

The Pocket Guide to Common Kansas Spiders is available as a pdf download.

The Pocket Guide to Kansas Stream Fishes is available as a pdf download.

The Pocket Guide to Kansas Red Hills Wildflowers is available as a pdf download.

This GPNC Pocket Guide was made possible with financial support from the following sponsor:

Chickadee Checkoff logo- The Chickadee Checkoff program is a voluntary donation program for nongame projects sponsored by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. Kansas taxpayers are able to contribute on their individual state income tax form. Donations can also be made by sending a check to Chickadee Checkoff Program, 512 SE 25th Ave., Pratt, KS 67124. Since 1980, the Chickadee Checkoff program has distributed over $4 million to projects that help endangered species, assist in reintroduction efforts of sensitive species, supports wildlife education projects at schools and nature centers, and supports hundreds of other nongame conservation projects.

- Westar Energy, Inc. is the largest utility in Kansas serving nearly 700,000 customers with about 35,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines. Since 1989, their employees have operated an environmental team. The Green Team members volunteer hours to improve wildlife habitat through wetland creation and restoration and native grass and tree planting. They build bridges and trails and work to protect and reintroduce sensitive plant and animal species. The Green Team can be contacted at 785-575-8125 or at Ben.Postlethwait@Westarenergy.com

Raptor's Roost
Text: Bob Gress and Vanessa Avara
Web Design: Jim Mason

Questions or comments?  Send Email to Jim Mason Spidey
Or write us at: 
Great Plains Nature Center
6232 E. 29th Street North
Wichita, KS 67220-2200             Call:  316-683-5499            Fax:  316-688-9555