Cooper’s Hawk


Named for the English collector William Cooper who supplied bird specimens to other collectors and museums during the 1800s, this hawk uses speed and stealth to ambush its prey. Its numbers have slowly gone up since the ban of DDT in the USA and Canada as it begins to repopulate once decimated habitats. As with other birds of prey, the Cooper’s Hawk has amazing eyesight.

1. Carmichael, California

1. Carmichael, California

1. Carmichael, California

2. Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge, Willows, California

2. Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge, Willows, California

Cooper’s Hawk locations of sightings

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