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Cool Facts about the Osprey: “The Lone Ranger of Raptors”

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Although identified by some taxonomists with the bird family of hawks (Falconiformes), Ospreys are quite different in their taxonomy; so different in fact, that they’ve been assigned their own species (Pandion Haliaetus). Even though it does resemble a Hawk or small Eagle from a distance and is sometimes referred to as “Sea Hawk”, “Fish Hawk” or “Fish Eagle”, the Osprey is none of those, and wouldn’t approve of that comparison either because it is a much more skilled angler than those birds. And you can watch them everyday on Sandy Beach in front of the Sonoran Spa and Sonoran Sea Condominium Resorts in Rocky Point, Sonora, Mexico where all these photos were taken.

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