Sharp-Shinned Hawk – 3/28/11

Observer: Josh Simons

Observation Date: 3/28/11

Observation Time: 9:00 a.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Parkway

Common Name: Sharp-shinned Hawk

Scientific Name: Accipiter striatus

Comments: Sharp-shinned Hawks are birds of the forest and forest edge, and are not found where trees are scarce or scattered, except on migration. They require dense forest, ideally with a closed canopy, for breeding.

More Information: Cornell Lab of Ornithology “All About Birds”

Sharp-Shinned Hawk