Sharp-shinned Hawk


Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)

 

The Sharp-shinned Hawk is one of our more common raptors. These birds built a stick nest at a relatively low height (less than 10 m) in a coniferous tree such as White Spruce. As they are a smaller bird of prey, they don’t lay their eggs as early as the Bald Eagle or Owls, and will sometimes even lay a second time if their first attempt was unsuccessful.

Being an accipiter, Sharp-shins tend to prey on small birds, catching them after a short chase. This method of hunting leads to many sightings in urban areas, and near bird feeders.

Upcoming Events

Sep
21
Sat
7:00 pm September Stargazing
September Stargazing
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Learn about the night sky and get to know some constellations. This outing will teach some basics of astronomy and then head out into the dark for naked-eye stargazing
Oct
13
Sun
2:00 pm Autumn in the Forest
Autumn in the Forest
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A walk along the trails of Macphail Woods, looking at both plants and animals. This is a great outing for people of all ages.

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