Identifying birds from a distance can be very tough, especially birds that are soaring very high above. That's why I was pleased to find this new online guide, published by the Northeast Hawk Watch (NEHW), a chapter of Hawk Migration Association of North America HMANA. Unlike your typical bird guide, this guide shows soaring silhouettes and key field marks for the adults of all of the migratory hawks regularly seen in the northeastern United States. Although it still may be tough to id the exact species of the bird with this guide, it will definitely help you in identifying between the falcons, accipiters and the buteos type hawks.
The two page guide can be downloaded or printed for FREE for personal non-commercial use from the link below: