Photo Credits: Flickr User Seabamirum

Photo Credits: Flickr User Seabamirum

Merlin (Falco columbarius)

Merlins generally live in open areas, but habitat depends on which region of North America they live. Their diet consists of smaller birds, insects, and small mammals such as bats and rodents. They have a wingspan of 20.9-26.8 in. and weigh 5.6-8.5 oz. Merlins sometimes make a call like the American Kestrel’s “klee-klee-klee,” but usually do not make much noise. They are protected on the US Migratory Bird list.

Frequency: Rare