Introduction: There are three species in the Falconidae family: Caracaras, Falcons, and Kestrals. There are roughly eight types of falcons who either live or migrate to North America: Peregrine Falcon, Prairie Falcon, Gyrfalcon, Aplomado Falcon, Collared-forest Falcon, Red-footed Falcon, Merlin,Â American Kestral, and Caracara. Falcons are generally small-mid sized birds of prey. They generally eat small birds, rodents, reptiles, insects, or fish they steal).Â Like other birds of prey, they catch their prey with their talons. However, they do not kill their prey with their beaks as apposed to their talons like larger birds of prey.